We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.

Public interest disclosures policy


The Public Interest Disclosures Act (2022) (the PID Act) aims to encourage and facilitate the disclosure of public offences (in the public interest) of corrupt conduct, maladministration or serious and substantial waste in the public sector. At the Art Gallery of New South Wales (the Art Gallery) reports of serious wrongdoing are taken seriously. The Art Gallery is committed to building a ‘speak up’ culture where our people are encouraged to report any conduct that they reasonably believe involves wrongdoing.

The integrity of the Art Gallery relies upon our staff, volunteers, contractors (and subcontractors) speaking up when they become aware of wrongdoing. This policy explains the rights and responsibilities under the PID Act for Art Gallery employees, volunteers, trustees, committee members, as well as contractors and subcontractors who exercise functions on behalf of the Art Gallery (includes the Art Gallery Society and other service providers of the Art Gallery who carry out Art Gallery functions such as security contractors, in-house caterer, etc).

This policy sets out:

  • how the Art Gallery will support and protect you, if you come forward with a report of serious wrongdoing

  • how we will deal with the report and our other responsibilities under the PID Act

  • who to contact if you want to make a report

  • how to make a report

  • the protections which are available to you under the PID Act.

This policy also documents our commitment to building a speak up culture. Part of that speak up culture is having in place a framework that facilitates public interest reporting of wrongdoing by:

  • protecting those who speak up from detrimental action

  • imposing duties on agencies who receive reports of wrongdoing to take appropriate action to investigate or otherwise deal with them.

In NSW, that framework is the PID Act.

This policy should be read in conjunction with the Code of Ethics and Conduct Policy, Board and Committee Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest Policy, Corruption Prevention Strategy, Discrimination, Harrassment and Bullying Policy, Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace, Gifts and Benefits Policy, Grievance and Dispute Resolution Procedure and Policy, Secondary Employment Policy Counselling and Disciplinary Action Policy and Guidelines Policy.