Making a Complaint

The ICAC encourages everyone to report suspected corrupt conduct involving public officials, private individuals and or issues affecting the public sector.

Importantly, a person who is a leader under the Leadership Code is required to report any suspected or alleged corrupt conduct to the ICAC.

While the ICAC will assess every complaint it receives, it is not obliged to investigate every matter. The ICAC is more likely to consider a matter that is of broad public interest, or may amount to serious or systemic corrupt conduct.

Timely reporting helps the ICAC and public agencies concerned to deal with the alleged or suspected corrupt conduct, often to prevent the conduct from re-occurring.

Anyone can make a complaint or on behalf of another person to ICAC about alleged or suspected corrupt conduct of a public official or public body:

A complaint about corrupt conduct can be made anonymously and or without contact details. However, it is far more helpful for the Commission to know the identity of the complainant to enable the ICAC to contact them for more information if required.

The ICAC may decide whether to accept a complaint that does not include the complainant’s identity or contact details or both. But if the complainant’s identity or contact details or both are included in a complaint, the complainant may request that the details are not to be disclosed.

Before making a complaint about suspected corrupt conduct, you should confirm that the matter falls within the ICAC’s jurisdiction. More details about the definition of corrupt conduct can be found in the operations section. If you are not sure whether your matter is corrupt conduct please contact us to discuss it.