Reporting improper or corrupt conduct: Making a Public Interest Disclosure
These procedures establish a system for reporting disclosures of improper conduct or detrimental action by the EPA or members or officers of the public body, and have been prepared in accordance with the
Guidelines and Standards published by the Ombudsman.
The EPA is committed to the aims and objectives of the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2022 (the Act), which is Tasmania's whistleblowing legislation. The purpose of the Act is to "encourage and facilitate disclosures of improper conduct by public officers”. The EPA will take all reasonable steps to protect people making disclosures from reprisals, and to ensure procedural fairness through transparency and accountability in its administrative and management practices.
The Act applies to:
Public officers – someone who works for the EPA.
Contractors, employees of contractors and sub-contractors – someone who is paid for providing goods and services to the EPA.
Members of the public can make disclosures if it is in the public interest. The Ombudsman or the Integrity Commission makes this assessment.
A disclosure can be made anonymously.
Anyone wishing to make a disclosure under the Act can contact the CEO at the address noted in the Contact Information below or email
PID@epa.tas.gov.au or phone a Public Interest Disclosure Officer on 6165 4599 or the Ombudsman toll-free 1800 001 170.
For further information, please read the EPA's procedures (below). If you are an employee and require advice on any aspect of the Act, please email Legal.Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au.
EPA Public Interest Disclosure Procedures (PDF 1Mb)