Public Interest Disclosure

What is a Public Interest Disclosure?

Public Interest Disclosures (PID) also referred to as 'whistleblowing', is the reporting of improper conduct within local government, state public sector and public universities.

A disclosure is not just a general complaint. It must relate to something that affects the rights, health or finances of the public; and must show serious wrong doing by a public authority, staff member or contractor when performing their job.

Disclosures can be made about a number of serious issues, including corruption, misuse of public resources, dishonest administration, or danger to public health and safety.

For guidance, key documents relating to Public Interest Disclosures are available below, including:

Public Interest Disclosure Procedure

Public Interest Disclosure Lodgement Form

Public Interest Disclosure Consent to Disclose Identity Form