Making a public interest disclosure

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 enables people to make disclosures about wrongdoing within the state public sector without fear of reprisal.

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 aims to ensure openness and accountability in government by encouraging people to make disclosures and protecting them when they do. The Act provides a system for the matters disclosed to be investigated and for appropriate action to be taken.

Before making a disclosure, you should contact the Public Interest Disclosure (PID) officer at the relevant authority to find out more about:

  • how to make the disclosure and who you should disclose to
  • your rights and responsibilities
  • the protections that will apply
  • whether the information you have is covered by the Act.

The Department of Agriculture and Food’s PID officer can be contacted on +61 (0)8 9368 3594 or at

More information about making a public interest disclosure is available from the Public interest disclosures section of the Public Sector Commission website.

For information about reporting misconduct in the public sector, visit the Crime and Corruption Commission website or contact DAFWA’s PID officer.

Page last updated: Wednesday, 11 January 2017 - 1:47pm