Public Interest Disclosure

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 PID Act) establishes a scheme that:

  • encourages and facilitates the appropriate disclosure of public interest information to certain people or authorities

  • provides protections for those who make appropriate public interest disclosures

  • sets out processes for dealing with disclosures

  • ensures disclosures cannot be ignored

Public interest information is:

  • Environment and health information – information that raises a potential issue of a substantial risk to the environment or to the health and safety of the public generally or a significant section of the public.

  • Public administration information – information that raises a potential issues of corruption, misconduct or maladministration in public administration.

Further information about the PID Act can be found via the following links:

To make a report:

There are a number of ways you can make an appropriate disclosure of public interest information to Emergency Services Sector (ESS) agencies including:

 

AGENCY EMAIL TELEPHONE
SA Country Fire Service CFS.PID@sa.gov.au (08) 8115 3308
SA Metropolitan Fire Service SAMFS.PID@sa.gov.au (08) 8204 3754
SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission SAFECOM.PID@sa.gov.au (08) 8115 3902
State Emergency Service SES.PID@sa.gov.au (08) 8115 3812

Post:  Mark the envelope private and confidential and post to one of the below addresses:

  • Public Interest Disclosure, Country Fire Service
    GPO Box 2468
    Adelaide SA 5001

  • Public Interest Disclosure, Metropolitan Fire Service
    GPO Box 98
    Adelaide SA 5001

  • Public Interest Disclosure, SAFECOM
    GPO Box 2706
    Adelaide SA 5001

  • Public Interest Disclosure, State Emergency Service
    GPO Box 2706
    Adelaide SA 5001

The person receiving the public interest information must comply with the requirements set out under the PID Act.

Accessibility and assistance

For customers who do not have English as their first language or customers who are hearing impaired or mute, the Australian Government provides the following services:

  • Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS):  call 131 450

  • National Relay Service (Speak and Listen): call 1300 555 727

  • National Relay Service (TTY users): call 133 677

  • Internet relay users can make an online call at: https://relayservice.gov.au/.

Customers using these services can request to be put through to ESS via telephone on 1800 177 076 to provide a disclosure or to make an enquiry.