Public interest disclosures (formerly Protected Disclosures)

A public interest disclosure is a disclosure by a natural person of information that shows or tends to show (information that the person reasonably believes shows or tends to show) improper conduct or detrimental action, as defined in the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2012 (the Act).

Under the Act, the VRQA is not able to receive a public interest disclosure.

If you wish to make a public interest disclosure about improper conduct or detrimental action on the part of the VRQA, or a VRQA employee or officer, you can make the disclosure to a number of 'receiving entities' including the Victorian Ombudsman, Victoria Police or the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC).

For more information, see:

Receiving entities​

​Contact details

Victorian Ombudsman

Level 2, 570 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9613 6222
1800 806 314 (Regional Only)
Website: Victorian Ombudsman

​Victoria Police

Address: Any police station
Phone: 1300 363 101
Website: Victoria Police


Level 1, North Tower
459 Collins Street
Postal address:
GPO Box 24234
Melbourne, Vic 3001                              
Phone: 1800 735 135
Fax: (03) 8635 6444
Website: IBAC