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).
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.
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.
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.
ASIC offices will be closed from 27 December 2021 to 3 January 2022 inclusive for the Christmas and New Year period. ASIC offices will re-open on 4 January 2022. You can still submit a report during this period. Please note that our response times may vary from our standard response times in and around this period.
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.
Find out more about what happens next with your report of misconduct.
If you need other assistance or information about the reporting process, you can ask us a question online or phone us on 1300 300 630.