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Complaints about the conduct of individual public officials

The Integrity Commissioner does not have the power or authority to investigate complaints about public officials.

If your concern or complaint involves corrupt conduct — in particular, more serious or systemic corrupt conduct — affecting Queensland public sector agencies or public officials, you should contact the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC). 

Common examples of corrupt conduct include fraud and theft, extortion, unauthorised release of information, obtaining or offering a secret commission and nepotism.

As well as investigating alleged corrupt conduct by public sector employees, the CCC can investigate any person whose conduct adversely affects the performance of a public agency or public official and satisfies the definition of corrupt conduct.

The CCC’s contact details are:

Postal address:
Crime and Corruption Commission
GPO Box 3123
Brisbane QLD 4001

Telephone: (07) 3360 6060 or 1800 061 611 (toll free outside of Brisbane)


If your concern or complaint involves maladministration – which means administrative action that is unlawful, arbitrary, offensive, improperly discriminatory or taken for an improper purpose - or misconduct by a public official, you should contact The Queensland Ombudsman.

The Queensland Ombudsman investigates complaints made about state government agencies, local councils and public universities.

The Ombudsman’s contact details are:

Postal address:
Queensland Ombudsman
GPO Box 3314
Brisbane Qld 4001

Telephone: (07) 3005 7000 or 1800 068 908 (outside Brisbane)



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Last updated
3 May, 2016

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