The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2012 enables people to make disclosures about improper conduct by public officers and public bodies. The Act aims to ensure openness and accountability by encouraging people to make disclosures and protecting them when they do. A public interest disclosure is a complaint of corrupt or improper conduct by a public officer or a public body. Goulburn Valley Water is a “public body” for the purposes of the Act. Improper or corrupt conduct involves substantial:

  • mismanagement of public resources; or
  • risk to public health or safety or the environment; or
  • corruption
  • fraud.

The conduct must be criminal in nature or a matter for which an officer could be dismissed. You can make a public interest disclosure about Goulburn Valley Water or its board members, officers or employees by contacting IBAC on the contact details provided below. Please note that Goulburn Valley Water is not able to receive public interest disclosures.

We have established public interest disclosure policies and procedures (PDF, 183kb) for the protection of persons from detrimental action in reprisal for making a public interest disclosure about Goulburn Valley Water or its employees.


Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) Victoria
Address: Level 1, North Tower, 459 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3001. 
Mail: IBAC, GPO Box 24234, Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone: 1300 735 135
Email: see the website above for the secure email disclosure process, which also provides for anonymous disclosures.

During 2022-23 there were no disclosures made under Public Interest Disclosure Act 2012.