Public Interest Disclosures Act

Dairy Food Safety Victoria (DFSV) is a public body subject to the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2012 (formerly the Whistleblowers Protection Act 2001).

The purpose of the Act is to encourage and facilitate the making of disclosures of corrupt or improper conduct by public officers and public bodies, including DFSV, its employees and members, without the fear of reprisal.

DFSV recognises the value of transparency and accountability in its administrative and management practices, and supports the making of disclosures that reveal improper conduct. It does not tolerate improper conduct by the organisation, its employees, officers or directors, nor the taking of detrimental action in reprisal against those who come forward to disclose such conduct.

How to make a disclosure of improper conduct

Disclosures under the Act about improper conduct of, or detrimental action taken in reprisal for a public interest disclosure by, DFSV or its employees and directors, must be made to the Victorian Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC).

  • A person can make a disclosure to IBAC:
  • in person at Level 1, North Tower, 459 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
  • in writing GPO Box 24234, Melbourne, Victoria, 3001
  • by telephone  1300 735 135
  • online at

You can find further information at IBAC’s website:

General information

DFSV Public Interest Disclosure Coordinator
(03) 9810 5900
PO Box 8221, Camberwell North, Victoria, 3124
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Further information

IBAC guidelines for making and handling public interest disclosures

DFSV Procedure - Public Interest Disclosures