Legislation and standards

Ombudsman Act

The Ombudsman Act 2001 provides for the appointment of an Ombudsman. It also defines our role and powers.


We are the oversight agency for the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 (PID Act).

Learn more about public interest disclosures legislation and standards. 


The Inspector of Detention Services Act 2022 (IDS Act) and the Ombudsman Act appoint the Ombudsman as the Inspector of Detention Services.

Learn more about detention inspection legislation and standards.

Last updated: Friday, 24 May 2024 8:59:58 AM