Public interest disclosure

The Department of Transport (DoT) strongly supports disclosures being made by people regarding possible improper conduct, including mismanagement of public resources under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 (PID Act).

  Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 (PID Act): 

  • Facilitates the disclosure of public interest information.
  • Provides protection for those making such disclosures and those who are the subject of disclosures.
  • Provides a system for the matters disclosed to be investigated and for appropriate action to be taken.

A Public Interest Disclosure is made when a person (the discloser) discloses to a proper authority information that tends to show past, present or proposed future improper conduct by a public body in the exercise of public functions.

In order to be a disclosure to which the PID Act applies, a disclosure must be:

  • Made by a discloser who believes on reasonable grounds that the information is or may be true.
  • A disclosure of public interest information.
  • Made to the appropriate proper authority.

Any person may make a Public Interest Disclosure. Before making a disclosure it is important that you are aware of the rights and responsibilities imposed on disclosers and others under the PID Act, for further information please refer to our Public Interest Disclosure Statement to Stakeholders and the Public Sector Commission Guide for disclosers: Don't be afraid to speak up.

Opens in a new window Public Sector Commission Guide for disclosers: Don't be afraid to speak up (Public Interest Disclosure)

  How to lodge a Public Interest Disclosure (PID)

For more information, or to make a disclosure, please contact a DoT PID Officer.

  • Manager Risk and Audit.
  • Director Governance and Audit.
  • Investigation Services Manager.
Service Type Suburb Business Name Phone number Phone number (secondary) Fax Pre-booking required Business Hours Email Street address Postal address Business Type Vehicle type Comments
General contact Public Interest Disclosure (PID) Officer (Transport) 1300 040 456 No Monday to Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. (excludes public holidays) P.O. Box C102, Perth WA 6839 Department of Transport Alert Us

Further information about the legislation and how to make a disclosure is available on the Public Sector Commission website.

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