The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) is committed to the aims and objectives of the PID Act. It recognises the value and importance of contributions of staff to enhance administrative and management practices and strongly supports disclosures being made by staff or the community regarding corrupt and improper conduct.

Who can make a Public Interest Disclosure?

The PID Act deals with all public disclosures; not just those made by government employees. The information disclosed must be specific to the following categories of wrong-doing:

  • improper conduct: irregular or unauthorised use of public resources
  • an offence under State law, including corruption: substantial unauthorised or irregular use of, or substantial mismanagement of public resources
  • administration matter(s) affecting you: conduct involving a substantial and specific risk of injury to public health, prejudice to public safety or harm to the environment

If the information falls outside of these categories, it can not be considered a public interest disclosure under the PID Act. To make a complaint outside of the PID Act, please contact us for more information.

Who should I contact?

PID Officers are responsible for receiving disclosures of public interest information.

The information disclosed must be public interest information as defined in the PID Act. Not all proper authorities to which a disclosure may be made will be required or have the power to investigate the information disclosed. In some cases it may be necessary for the discloser of information to be referred to another proper authority with power to investigate the information.

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Jeremy Lim
Manager Management Audit
Phone: (08) 9219 9166
Email: jeremy.lim@dbca.wa.gov.au

Peter Ryan
Senior Auditor
Phone: (08) 9219 9167
Email:peter.ryan@dbca.wa.gov.au

Chloe Sellars
A/Manager, Employee Relations & Safety
Phone: (08) 9219 9362
Email: chloe.sellars@dbca.wa.gov.au

Kathryn Wilkinson
Workforce Development Consultant
Phone: (08) 9219 8779
Email: kathryn.wilkinson@dbca.wa.gov.au

Alan Barrett
Executive Director, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority
Phone: (08) 9480 3600
Fax: (08) 9322 5064
Email: confidential@bgpa.wa.gov.au

Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority

Alan Barrett
Executive Director
Phone: (08) 9480 3600
Fax: (08) 9322 5064
Email: confidential@bgpa.wa.gov.au

Lesley Hammersley
Director Horticulture and Conservation
Phone: (08) 9480 3602
Email: confidential@bgpa.wa.gov.au

Contact details are also available on the BGPA website

You can also mail your report to the above at the following address:
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority
1 Kattidj Close
Kings Park, WA, 6005

Rottnest Island Authority

Peta Davis
Manager Governance, Audit and Risk
Phone: (08) 9432 9360
Email: peta.davis@dbca.wa.gov.au

Stuart Gunning
Director Policy and Strategic Projects
Phone: (08) 9432 9126
Email: stuart.gunning@dbca.wa.gov.au

You can also mail your report to the above at the following address:
PO Box 693, Fremantle WA 6959

Zoological Parks Authority

John Lemon
Curator - Operations
Phone: (08) 9474 0304
Email: john.lemon@dbca.wa.gov.au

What should I consider?

Making a disclosure is a serious matter. You should consider:

  • whether you have reasonable grounds to believe the information you are disclosing is true
  • if the information is important, in the public interest to be disclosed and is not associated with a personal agenda
  • if you have sought proper advice 
  • if you fully understand your responsibilities under the PID Act if you make a disclosure

What if I'm not sure?

If you are unsure about making a disclosure, you can talk to a Public Interest Disclosure Officer, or contact the public sector PID Advice and Referral Line on 1800 676 607.

Further information

Public Sector Commission website

Page reviewed 10 Dec 2019