IBAC focuses on serious and systemic corruption in the public sector and police misconduct.
Public sector corruption
This covers suspected corruption by people providing public services or duties; including state and local government public officers and employees, and people who try to corrupt them. It includes:
- taking or offering bribes
- dishonestly using influence
- fraud, theft or embezzlement (misuse of funds)
- misusing information or material acquired at work
- not acting in the public interest
- acting for personal benefit
- conspiring or attempting to engage in the above corrupt activities.
Victoria Police misconduct
- unauthorised access, use and disclosure of information held by Victoria Police
- drink driving or traffic offences
- using, selling or dealing drugs
- accepting bribes
- not declaring or managing conflicts of interest
- not declaring associations incompatible with a police role, or doing things that may lead to a reasonable perception that the obligations or reputation of a Victoria Police employee are not being upheld
- unauthorised secondary employment
- misuse of police resources
- stalking, family violence, assault, sexual misconduct and sexual assault
- discrimination or prejudice based on race, religion, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or other characteristics
- breaches of human rights
- excessive use of force
- duty failure – such as failure to take appropriate action, follow Victoria Police policies, provide adequate care, or report misconduct or corruption
- distributing offensive material
- misrepresentation on log books, time sheets or registers.
What we investigate
Find out more about what we investigate.
What we don't investigate
- service issues – for example administrative errors or slow response times
- minor duty failures or service issues by Victoria Police – for example officers not wearing appropriate uniform
- traffic or court decisions
- things we think another person or body is better placed to investigate.