Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission

Field of Law

Corporate and Government Accountability; Administrative Law

Stage of Career

Practising Lawyers

Contact Details

Address: Level 1, North Tower, 459 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Phone: 1300 735 135 or 8635 6182
Visit the Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption website
Contact person: Rebecca Burdon and Phillip Hill

Description of Organisation

The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) is Victoria's agency responsible for preventing and exposing public sector corruption and police misconduct. Our jurisdiction covers state and local government, police, parliament and the judiciary.

Number of legal positions within organisation: 15

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Information for practising lawyers

The Legal & Compliance Unit is responsible for providing legal and related technical advice (for example around IBAC’s compliance functions, legislation and regulations), on a broad range of matters, including jurisdiction, investigations, criminal and administrative law matters, the exercise of IBAC’s powers and discretion, and contract and employment law, to the Commissioner, Executive and other IBAC Business Units, including multidisciplinary operational teams.

What are you looking for in a permanent employee?

An understanding of an investigative prosecutorial and/or litigious environment (including coercive powers and specialist investigative tools) and experience in drafting complex legal advice, correspondence, policy and procedure. Strong written and verbal communications skills are essential.

What prior work is viewed favourably?

Advocacy, prosecutions, policy Work in criminal law with a focus on investigations and policy.  In particular, work in a like coercive agency or in criminal prosecution / defence.

On average, how many positions become available per year?


How many applications do you receive for these?


Where do you advertise your positions?

IBAC website, Victorian Government Careers Portal, Seek

Do you use a recruitment agency?


Advice for applicants

Applicants & people who work for IBAC must comply with the IBAC Act 2011 and the Code of Conduct for public sector employees of special bodies including:

  • Candidates must be an Australian citizen
  • must agree to undertake a National Police check,
  • will be required to undergo vetting which includes an assessment of the candidate's probity, financial position and any circumstances that may conflict with employment at IBAC to satisfactorily attain and maintain a security clearance that further determines suitability for employment with IBAC (Negative Vetting 1 Clearance).
  • IBAC employees are required to take an oath or make an affirmation
  • Employees will be required to sign a conflict of interest and declarable associations form

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