Public interest disclosure (whistleblowing) Reform 2023

Changes to the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (PID Act) commence on 1 July 2023. The amendments apply to disclosures made on or after 1 July 2023. The content on this page is specific to those changes and will evolve as updates are made to historic content.

For any questions about changes to the PID Act, please contact the PID team at

What is changing?

Key changes to the PID Act have been summarised in the fact sheets below.

Notification forms

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (PID Act)requires agencies to notify the Ombudsman of the following:

  • an allocation or reallocation of a disclosure
  • a decision not to allocate a disclosure
  • a decision not to investigate a disclosure or not further investigate
  • an extension of time to investigate a public interest disclosure (PID)
  • a finalised investigation
  • a stop action direction issued by the National Anti-Corruption Commission.

Forms are provided to facilitate these notifications and requests:

For disclosures made before 1 July 2023

For disclosures made on or after 1 July 2023

Email completed notification forms to


The Agency Guide to the PID Act explain the PID scheme, set out the obligations of agencies and suggest best practice for handling public interest disclosures.

Other updated guides available include:

  • Guide to making a disclosure under the PID Act - (document available soon)
  • Guide to assessing and managing the risk of reprisal - (document available soon)



Content to be updated.