Certain information provided to the Office for Public Integrity is covered by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 and treated as a 'public interest disclosure'.

Public interest disclosures aim to:

  • encourage and facilitate the appropriate disclosure of public information to certain people or authorities
  • provide protections for people who make appropriate public interest disclosures
  • set out the processes for dealing with disclosures
  • ensure disclosures cannot be ignored.

There are two types of public interest information:

Environmental and health information Public administration information

The OPI can receive disclosures of both environmental and health information, and public administration information.

Other people and authorities can also receive public interest disclosures.

If you have received a public interest disclosure, you must notify the OPI about the disclosure and what action you have taken.