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Making a complaint

If your complaint falls under the power of the Reviewer, you can lodge a complaint online or post the form with the supporting documentation.

From 15 July 2017, the Reviewer will have the power to investigate complaints against ICAC or OPI.  

What sort of complaints can the Reviewer of ICAC investigate?

The powers of the Reviewer to investigate complaints against the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) or the Office for Public Integrity (OPI) are set out in Schedule 4 of the  Independent Commissioner against Corruption Act 2012 (the ICAC Act).

Pursuant to these powers the Reviewer can investigate complaints about ICAC and the employees of ICAC and OPI relating to:

  • an abuse of power
  • impropriety
  • misconduct.

The Reviewer cannot deal with the conduct of public agencies or public officers outside of ICAC or OPI.

Furthermore, the Reviewer cannot review decisions by ICAC or OPI to investigate or not investigate complaints made to them.

Dealing with the complaint

On receiving a complaint the Reviewer will decide whether there is power to consider it.

People lodging a complaint will be contacted by an officer acting on behalf of the Reviewer.

On the completion of a review or at any time during the review, the Reviewer may refer a matter to the relevant law enforcement agency for further investigation and potential prosecution and/or refer a matter to ICAC or the relevant public authority for further investigation and potential disciplinary action against a public officer for whom ICAC or the public authority is responsible.

Lodging a complaint

Complaints about conduct which the Reviewer has power to investigate may be made by completing the online complaint form or by printing the paper-based form and sending it by post, along with any supporting documentation.

You can also print the complaint form and post it to:

The Reviewer
GPO 2371
Adelaide South Australia 5001