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Protected Disclosure Act

What is the purpose of the Protected Disclosure Act 2012?

The Act facilitates the disclosure of corrupt or improper conduct. It also provides protection to people who disclose this information.

The Act commenced operation on 10 February 2013, replacing the Whistleblowers Protection Act and establishing IBAC - Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission - as part of a new integrity system for Victoria.

Who is the Act applicable to?

The Act applies to all Victorian public bodies and public officers including:

  • Government departments and agencies
  • Statutory authorities
  • Universities and hospitals
  • Councillors and Council staff
  • Members of the Victorian Police Force
  • Members of Victorian Parliament

Who can make a disclosure? 

Any person that has reasonable grounds to believe that improper or corrupt conduct has occurred can make a disclosure.

Who handles these disclosures at Maroondah?

Disclosures regarding Maroondah staff should be made to Peter Tully, Governance Advisor.

Disclosures regarding Maroondah Councillors should be made directly to the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission.

How do I contact Maroondah City Council with a disclosure?


In writing - enclosed within an envelope clearly marked:

  • "CONFIDENTIAL - Attention Peter Tully"
    Maroondah City Council
    PO Box 156
    RINGWOOD 3134

How do I contact IBAC with a disclosure?


  • 1300 735 135

In writing

  • IBAC
    GPO Box 24234


Procedures that Maroondah City Council will follow for a disclosure

PDF Protected Disclosure Act Procedures (PDF, 487 Kb)

 Protected Disclosure Act Procedures (Doc, 279 Kb)

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