What happens in our investigations?

During our investigations, we:

  • analyse information to determine if improper conduct has happened;
  • use investigative techniques to gather information; and
  • undertake private or public examinations.
Why we investigate

The decision to start an investigation does not mean there has been any improper conduct. Rather, we investigate to:

  • determine if there is evidence of criminal conduct and potential criminal offences;
  • determine if there is evidence of conduct warranting disciplinary action; and
  • expose weaknesses in an organisation’s processes that could might give rise to improper conduct.
Duration of investigations

The duration of our investigations depends on the complexity and nature of the allegations.

There is no time limit on how long an investigation may take. Some investigations may be able to be resolved quickly, while others will take a significant amount of time (months or years).

If you are approached by an ICAC Investigator

Every ICAC Investigator is issued with photographic identification.

An ICAC Investigator must show their ID to those they approach, unless it is not practical to do so in the circumstances.

Involved in an investigation?

Find out what you need to know.