Protected Disclosures

Yarra City Council is a public body subject to the Protected Disclosures Act 2012 (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; and
  • 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 the Councillor or Council employee 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 to make a Protected Disclosure

Disclosures regarding an officer, employee, contractor, consultant or volunteer of Council or providing services on the Council’s behalf; can be made to either of the following:

Mr Ivan Gilbert
Protected Disclosure Coordinator 
Yarra City Council 
PO Box 168 
Richmond 3121    
9205 5110                        
Interpreter Service Telephone:  9280 1940

Mr Andrew Day
Protected Disclosure Officer
Yarra City Council
PO Box 168
Richmond 3121
9205 5210

Disclosures regarding Councillors must be made to the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission:

The Independent Broad-based
Anti-corruption Commissioner
GPO Box 24234
Melbourne 3000
1300 735 135
Interpreter Service Telephone:  131 450

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Further Information
Ivan Gilbert
Group Manager – Chief Executive’s Office
9205 5110 



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