Notice of public inquiries

The ICAC advertises upcoming public inquiries via media announcements and alerts, and public notices on the Investigations section of this website. The ICAC at times may also advertise upcoming public inquiries in relevant metropolitan and regional newspapers.


Unless advertised otherwise, all public inquiries are held at:

The Independent Commission Against Corruption
Level 7, 255 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

Media facilities

ICAC media facilities include a media room for the use of journalists and crews, equipped with live closed-circuit television feeds of the public inquiry, and landline telephones for media use. There is also a media filing room adjacent to the media room to enable journalists to file reports.

Recording and filming

Media are only allowed to film, record and photograph:

  • the opening address by Counsel Assisting the Commission on day one of a public inquiry. Generally up to two television crews are permitted, with the footage to be made available to other crews present
  • stand-ups in reception, the media room and hearing room, with the permission of the Manager Communications and Media, and without public inquiry participants or the public in attendance.

Proceedings are shown on closed circuit television in the media room. This material must not be used in any broadcast.

Media responsibilities

Media representatives must:

  • abide by all suppression orders. While the ICAC advises the media whether suppression orders are in force, journalists are responsible for ensuring they are up-to-date with suppression orders
  • take only authorised film, recordings and photographs as described above; to do otherwise will risk exclusion
  • cause minimal disruption when filming, recording or photographing the opening address
  • switch mobile telephones, tablets and other devices to silent in the hearing room.


The ICAC does not arrange interviews with witnesses, counsel and the public or allow such interviews on ICAC premises.

Information available

The ICAC distributes copies of the opening address to all media present at the end of the opening session.

Transcripts of each day's evidence are posted on the ICAC website, along with witness lists and tendered exhibits that are not subject to suppression orders.