How and what to report
The ICAC encourages members of the public and public officials to report
suspected corrupt conduct involving or affecting the NSW public sector. Timely
reporting helps the ICAC and public agencies to deal effectively with corrupt
conduct and prevent future corruption.
Anyone can report corrupt conduct allegations to the ICAC. NSW public
officials may want to check the protections that may be afforded under the
provisions of the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994.
Enquiries and reports regarding suspected corrupt conduct can be made to the
- telephone on 02 8281 5999 or freecall 1800 463 909 (callers outside Sydney)
- writing to GPO Box 500 Sydney NSW 2001 or faxing 02 9264 5364
- online by clicking on this
- email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ICAC also accepts enquiries and reports in person.
Before making a complaint regarding suspected corrupt conduct, confirm that
the matter falls within the ICAC's
jurisdiction. More details about the definition of corrupt conduct are found
in the About corruption section. NSW public officials should check the protections
for public officials under the provisions of the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994.
Checklist for reporting suspected corrupt conduct
The checklist below ensures that sufficient information is submitted for the
ICAC to decide on action to take.
1. Name and contact details (optional)
is entitled to make an anonymous complaint but this may affect the effectiveness
of the investigation, as the ICAC may need to verify matters, or obtain further
details that can be difficult without contact information. In addition, the
ICAC will not be able to advise the complainant of any decisions or action on
2. Names of NSW agencies and public sector officials
Provide the names and positions of the officials involved
3. How you became aware of the matter
relevant dates and the name and position of any person with whom you interacted
4. A summary of the matter
Include names, any relevant
dates, locations and all other relevant information.
5. Other people aware of the matter
Include the names and
contact details of other people who may be able to assist the ICAC.
6. Other organisations contacted
Provide the names of any
organisations or regulators that the matter was reported to, the date of contact and
7. Documentary evidence
Include details on any relevant
documents or other information that may help the ICAC in its assessment. The
actual documentation does not need to be included in the report.
8. Private citizens and companies involved
names, contact details and participation of private citizens and companies
9. Consent to disclose identity (optional)
If the ICAC
refers the complaint to another agency or decides to investigate, the
complainant may need to be identified as the source of information. Please note
that while the ICAC will regard any wishes for the identity to be kept
confidential, if it is in the public interest to do so, the ICAC may
disclose this information to another agency.