Make a report of misconduct to ASIC

Reports and tip offs from the public help ASIC regulate the Australian financial system and act against misconduct by the entities within it.

Please note that ASIC does not resolve complaints, intervene in disputes, give legal advice or act to get your money back. We will only contact you about your report if we require further information.

In a limited number of cases, we may formally investigate a report or tip off if it meets our current Enforcement and Strategic priorities.

For more information, read our Information Sheets 153 How ASIC deals with reports of misconduct (INFO 153) and Information Sheet 151 ASIC’s approach to enforcement (INFO 151).

Find out more about ASIC's role or the 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

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.

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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 an automatic confirmation email with the reference number.

We will register and consider your report. You will only hear from us again if we require further information from you.

We use reports of misconduct, together with all the intelligence we collect, to detect misconduct, identify patterns, trends, and broader systemic problems that may require ASIC’s intervention. We record the data from your report in our confidential databases to:

  • help us identify which people and what problems are troubling consumers, investors and creditors
  • suggest potential future targets for surveillance and inspections
  • help us select cases for possible criminal or civil action
  • guide us on the warnings and guidance we give.

For more information, read our Information Sheet 152 Public comment on ASIC's regulatory activities (INFO 152).

For more information see Information Sheet 153 How ASIC deals with reports of misconduct (INFO 153).

Need help?

See our external interpreter services page if you require an interpreter or are 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.

Last updated: 30/06/2023 06:00