Report misconduct to ASIC

When reports of misconduct fall within our areas of responsibility, we take into consideration a number of factors in deciding if we will take further action. To better understand how we do this, read Information Sheet 151 ASIC’s approach to enforcement (INFO 151).

ASIC is not able to provide you with legal advice and we will not be able to recover money for you. If you would like to know what ASIC will do with your report, read Information Sheet 153 How ASIC deals with reports of misconduct (INFO 153).

Find out more about ASIC's role or Laws ASIC administers.

Be prepared before making a report

Gather together any relevant documents or letters. You may need these to answer the questions on the reporting form. There are often many issues surrounding allegations of misconduct; however, details beyond the facts, however distressing, will not usually assist us in our consideration of your matter. You may wish to draft a summary of your concerns before completing the form. You cannot attach documents to the form.

The form should take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete and you must complete it in one session. You cannot save the form.

Your rights

We will not reveal your identity or the contents of your report to others unless we are required or authorised by law to do so. See ASIC's Privacy Policy.

The Corporations Act 2001 provides certain protections for officers, employees or contractors of a company who make a report on that company. For more information, read Information Sheet 238 Whistleblower rights and protections (INFO 238) and Information Sheet 239 How ASIC handles whistleblower reports (INFO 239).

Making a report

As part of measures implemented because of the Coronavirus our response times and methods may vary from our standard. Due to altered working arrangements, our primary mode of communication is email. Please consider this when providing your contact details and when trying to contact us.

Report misconduct now

Customers using iPads may experience issues when using the online misconduct reporting form. If you have issues, we recommend switching to another device or using a desktop computer.

What happens next?

Once you submit your report, a confirmation screen will display your Reference Number. If you supplied your email address we will send you a confirmation email including a PDF copy of your report and your Reference Number.

An analyst will contact you to let you know we have received your report. However, due to current circumstances, our response times and method of contact may vary from our standard and contact is likely to be by email.

See Information Sheet 153 How ASIC deals with reports of misconduct (INFO 153) to find out what happens next.

Need help?

See our external interpreter services page if you require an interpreter or are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment.

For assistance or information about the reporting process, check our Top call centre questions or contact us through one of the options on our contact us page.


Guidance for company officers and company auditors on the whistleblower protection regime

30 June 2020

Information sheets to help companies, company officers and company auditors understand and comply with their whistleblower protection obligations

Whistleblower protections

Answers to common questions on the rights and protections for whistleblowers

Business ethics: New challenges, better theories, practical solutions
A speech by ASIC Commissioner John Price, 9 December 2019. John discusses the important role whistleblowing can play in fostering an ethical culture for business.

ASIC gives guidance on companies’ whistleblower policies and relief to small not-for-profits
Media release 19-308MR. 13 November 2019

Whistleblower protections for not-for-profit organisations, 29 May 2019


Whistleblowers and the Corporations Act

Corporations Act Whistleblowing

ASIC Executive Director Warren Day talks about whistleblowers and the important role they play in identifying and calling out misconduct and harm to consumers and the community.

Read the transcript

ASIC and whistleblowers

Asic Whistleblower Thmb

ASIC Executive Director Warren Day discusses when ASIC will act on whistleblowing information.

Read the transcript

Fair Work Ombudsman

You can contact the Fair Work Ombudsman if you would like to report someone who isn't complying with workplace laws or you need help in resolving a workplace issue.

Last updated: 16/01/2023 08:27