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Do you have any information concerning alleged abuse committed by an Australian Defence Force (ADF) member or a Defence Australian Public Service (APS) employee? In order to enable Defence to consider any action you may provide information to Defence through the following options:

These options are listed as an avenue for you to provide your information to Defence to enable Defence to consider any appropriate action. (If you are an ADF member of Defence APS member your avenues also include your supervisor, CO or manager.) If you not wish to report to Defence you are not precluded from providing information to other agencies external to Defence


Type of conduct:

Report to:


Sexual offence committed by an ADF member

Australian Defence Force Investigative Service
Phone: 1300 ADFIS 1 (1300 233 471)
ADFIS OPS Duty Mobile: 0437 579 742
Email:adfishq.operations@defence.gov.au
If you are an ADF victim seeking support and initial advice on reporting - Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Office (SeMPRO)
Email:SeMPRO@defence.gov.au
Phone: 1800 SeMPRO (1800 736 776)
(outside Australia 612 6127 1759)
Text: 0429 600 800
(outside Australia 61 429 600 800)


Criminal offence against the person committed by an ADF member

Australian Defence Force Investigative Service
Phone: 1300 ADFIS 1 (1300 233 471)
ADFIS OPS Duty Mobile: 0437 579 742
Email:adfishq.operations@defence.gov.au


Breach of Military discipline including offences under the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
This may include bullying, harassment, discrimination by an ADF member

Australian Defence Force Investigative Service
Phone: 1300 ADFIS 1 (1300 233 471)
ADFIS OPS Duty Mobile: 0437 579 742
Email:adfishq.operations@defence.gov.au


Mismanagement of an alleged incident of abuse involving an ADF member, including failure of the military justice system

Inspector General Australian Defence Force
Phone: 1800 688 042
Email:ig.adf@defence.gov.au


Breach of Code of Conduct by a Defence (APS) employee - this may include bullying or harassment

Directorate of Conduct and Performance
Email:conductperformance.inquiries@defence.gov.au


Mismanagement of an alleged incident of abuse by a Defence APS employee

Directorate of Complaint Resolution
Phone: (02) 6127 2971
Email:complaint.resolution@defence.gov.au
Website:Complaint Resolution


Assesses and investigates matters including:

  • suspected fraud or corruption in accordance with DI(G) 45-2
  • Public Interest Disclosures (PID) - including suspected misconduct by Defence public officials, that is of public interest, in accordance with the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

Assistant Secretary Fraud Control
Public Interest Disclosure Hotline
Phone: 1800 673 502
Email:defence.PID@defence.gov.au
The Defence Public Interest Disclosure Scheme (DPIDS) provides an alternate and independent means of reporting abuse where statutory protections against reprisal are afforded
Report an incident online via the DPIDS intranet site.