Department of State Development

The new Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 (the PID Act) replaces the repealed Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993. The new Act provides greater protection for informants and improves transparency and accountability in government and public sector.

The PID Act applies differently to the following two types of public interest information:

  1. Environment and health information - protection for anyone wanting to disclose environmental and health information where there is a substantial risk to the environment or to public health and safety.
    For more information, read Factsheet for the South Australian community (PDF).
  2. Public administration information - protection for public servants wanting to disclose administration information where there is potential corruption, misconduct or maladministration.

How to protect yourself?

To gain the protections under the PID Act, you must make an appropriate disclosure of public interest information.

For more information about appropriate disclosure, read Public Interest Disclosure Procedure (PDF).

How to make an appropriate disclosure?

You can make an appropriate disclosure of public interest information by:

Email: or

Post: Public Interest Disclosure, Department for Innovation and Skills
GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001

Mark the envelope private and confidential.

For a step by step description to make an appropriate disclosure, read Making an appropriate disclosure of public information (PDF).