Public Interest Disclosures

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 creates a process for the disclosure of public interest information. If you have a concern about the past, current or future conduct of the Western Australian Electoral Commission or a person associated with the Commission, making a disclosure under this legislation may offer protection for you and those who are the subject of your claims.

The sorts of issues that you may be concerned about could include:

  • improper conduct
  • an offence under State law, including corruption
  • administration matters affecting you
  • irregular or unauthorised use of public resources
  • substantial unauthorised use of, or substantial mismanagement of, public resources
  • conduct involving a substantial and specific risk of injury to public health, prejudice to public safety or harm to the environment.

You need to consider a number of factors before making a public interest disclosure. See the Public Sector Commission website for more information and watch their video ‘Speaking Out: A guide to making a Public Interest Disclosure’. You can also refer to the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003.

The Director, Election Operations, is the Commission's Public Interest Disclosure (PID) Officer. If you wish to discuss making a disclosure, contact the PID Officer at the Western Australian Electoral Commission:

Public Interest Disclosure Officer
Western Australian Electoral Commission
Level 2, 111 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000

Telephone: 9214 0416
Email: PIDOfficer@waec.wa.gov.au

Please make sure that you mark any correspondence 'Private and Confidential'.

You can download a PID lodgement form (PDF, 42 kB) if you wish to make a public interest disclosure.

Some concerns may be better or more quickly resolved by making a complaint rather than a public interest disclosure. If you have any complaints about our staff or services please direct your concerns to the Commission by email at feedback@waec.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Commission.