Protected disclosures

We are a public body subject to the Protected Disclosures Act 2012 (Vic) (the 'Act').

The main purpose of the Act is to:

  • encourage and facilitate the disclosure of improper/corrupt conduct by public officers, public bodies or other persons.
  • provide protection for persons who make a disclosure and others from reprisals.
  • provide for the confidentiality of disclosures and the identity of persons who make disclosures.

What is a protected disclosure?

People making a disclosure must believe on reasonable grounds that a Councillor or one of our employees has engaged in, or proposes to engage in, improper conduct. The conduct must be serious enough to constitute a criminal offence or reasonable grounds for dismissal.

Clearly, a complaint or allegation that is already in the public domain will not be a protected disclosure.

How do I make a protected disclosure?

To make disclosures regarding an officer, employee, contractor, consultant or volunteer of Yarra City Council or someone providing services on the our behalf you need to contact our Protected Disclosure Coordinator or Protected Disclosure Officer.

Contact Yarra City Council's Protected Disclosure Coordinator on 9205 5110 or email [email protected].

Interpreter service telephone: 9280 1940.

Protected Disclosures Procedure

For more information you can download and read our Protected Disclosures Procedure

Disclosures regarding Councillors

If you want to make a disclosure regarding a Councillor you must contact the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission.