Public Interest Disclosure Act

The Public Information Disclosure Act 2018 comes into operation on the 1 July 2019 and replaces the SA Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993.

Under the new Act there are two types of information that can be received. These are:

Environment and health information

Information that raises a potential issue of a substantial risk to the environment or to the health and safety of the public generally or a significant section of the public.

Public administration information

Information that raises a potential issue of corruption, misconduct or maladministration in public administration.

      Fact sheets

      To assist the community in understanding the new protections, the following links to fact sheets are provided:

      Council has developed a Public Interest Disclosure Operating Guideline to support implementation of the Act.

      Further information

      Further information on making a Public Information Disclosure can be obtained via:

      Contact details

      Any person wishing to provide information in accordance with the Public Information Disclosure Act 2018 has the following options:

      Mail:
      Confidential – Public Interest Disclosure, The City of Adelaide, GPO Box 2252, Adelaide, SA, 5001

      Contact one of the appointed Responsible Officers: