These guidance materials can help registered organisations effectively respond to reports of disclosable conduct. 


Whistleblower policy template

Encouraging people within registered organisations to speak up in relation to their concerns is an important part of ensuring that their organisation is run according to its rules and policies.

Having a whistleblower policy which outlines the processes and protections in place when raising matters is one way to increase the likelihood that members and others will raise matters early so that the organisation can take appropriate action.

A registered organisation or branch should amend the template as required to fit with its resources and structure.

In considering the policy, each organisation is reminded to take into account whether it will be able to effectively comply with the provisions of the policy, and how the organisation or branch will implement the policy and educate officers, employees and members about the policy.

Whistleblower policy template for registered organisations


Fact sheets

Fact sheet: Whistleblower disclosures

This fact sheet outlines what an eligible disclosure is and the protections available for disclosures

Fact sheet: Penalties for taking a reprisal against a whistleblower

This fact sheet details the type of conduct that may amount to a reprisal, as well as the penalties for taking reprisals because of a disclosure.

Fact sheet: Protection for whistleblowers: what disclosers need to know

This fact sheet explains to a discloser what protections there are and when they apply.


Guidance notes

Guide for registered organisations receiving reports of disclosable conduct

Designated official and manager's guide to handling matters within registered organisation

Discloser's guide to raising concerns with registered organisations



Reporting a protected disclosure

Investigation templates

These templates help registered organisations investigate allegations of misconduct. An organisation or branch should amend the templates as required to fit its procedures, resources and structure.

Investigation plan

Notice of investigation commencing

Notice to attend interview



Investigation checklist 


Reporting disclosable conduct 


Episode 30: Whistleblower investigations: what you can expect

Episode 20: Creating a 'speak up' culture

Episode 6: Spotlight on whistleblower disclosures


Online learning

E-learning module – Whistleblower disclosures

Digital Classroom – Whistleblowers module