Before you start

Before you can make a complaint about corruption, misconduct or maladministration in public administration, it's helpful to have as much information as possible, including:

  • names and positions of the people involved
  • names and contact details of any private citizens and companies, and an explanation of how they are involved
  • when and where the conduct occurred
  • why you believe corruption, misconduct or maladministration is involved
  • how you became aware of the matter
  • names and contact details of any witnesses
  • whether you have contacted other agencies about the matter
  • other details (including documents or other evidence).

Our complaint forms are easy to complete and will guide you through the process.

Can I remain anonymous?  

Yes - but we ask you to share your contact details with us so we can follow up if we need more information.

If you remain anonymous and we have more questions about your complaint, we may not be able to complete our assessment. This may mean your complaint is not progressed.

We won't be able to contact you with updates or outcomes either.

Your personal details will not be shared, except in certain circumstances.

How can I make a complaint?

There are a few ways you can make a complaint about a public officer.

We can also post a hard copy form to you to complete and return to us.