Notifying the Ombudsman's Office

Page Heading: Public Interest Disclsoures

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 requires that agencies notify the Ombudsman of an allocation of a disclosure, and whenever it makes a decision not to investigate a disclosure, or to stop investigating a disclosure.

Where an investigation cannot be completed within 90 days of allocation, agencies can request the Ombudsman grant an extension time to carry out a PID investigation. Forms are provided to facilitate these notifications and requests:

  • Notification of allocation (Word)
  • Notification of decision not to investigate (Word)
  • Request for extension of time (Word)

Email completed notification forms to pid@ombudsman.gov.au.