Our anonymous reporting form allows you to report directly to the ABCC without disclosing your identity. 

What the ABCC cannot assist with

The ABCC does not regulate the residential building industry unless the building site is part of a development consisting of at least five single-dwelling houses. More information about the types of work we cover can be found in ‘our jurisdiction’ fact sheet.

What else the ABCC cannot assist with

  • Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws aimed at protecting workers at work - these laws are the responsibility of state and territory WHS agencies.
  • Technical standards for the design, construction and performance of buildings and structures, i.e. the National Construction Code (NCC), should be directed to the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), or the relevant state and territory department.
  • Enquiries related to licences and permits. State, territory, and local governments manage the licences and permits for the building and construction industry. Further information on this can be found here.
  • Contractual disputes regarding building works (including defective works). These should be directed to the relevant state/ territory department.
  • Wages and Entitlements issues outside the commercial building and construction industry. These should be referred to the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Please note: If you choose to report information to us anonymously, we won’t be able to contact you to get more information or help you resolve your issue. We may use the information you give us to:

  • Help plan our current and future education and enforcement activities
  • Notify different Commonwealth, State or Territory bodies if it is likely to help with the administration or enforcement of a law.

Other ways to report

If you wish to report an issue but do not need to stay anonymous, you can reach us via our hotline, our online contact form, or send us an email. Please visit our Contact us page for more information.

Launch the Anonymous Report Form

Anonymous reporting form

By submitting this form you acknowledge that you are submitting information anonymously and that the ABCC will not contact you to discuss the information you have provided.

Please provide us with as many details as possible. It is only mandatory to fill in the fields marked with *. However, if you provide more details it will assist us to assess and use the information.

1. Details of the business you are giving us a tipoff about

2. Details about the employee(s) of the business

3. How did you find out about the issue you’re reporting?

4. What do you want to tell us?

By submitting this form you acknowledge that you are submitting information anonymously and that the ABCC will not contact you to discuss the information you have provided.

The Fair Work Commission accepts applications about unfair dismissal.

If you think you or someone you know has been unfairly dismissed contact the Fair Work Commission as soon as possible.

We're unable to accept reports about tax as this isn’t covered by the Fair Work system.

To make a report about unpaid tax please contact the Australian Taxation Office.

We're unable to accept reports about bullying and harassment.

To make a report about bullying or harassment contact the Fair Work Commission or the workplace health and safety body in your state or territory:

 

Workers' compensation is governed by individual states and territories and isn't an area that we can help with.

To make a report about workers' compensation contact the workers' compensation regulator in your state or territory.

Union officials do not have an automatic right to enter workplaces. The Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) provides permit holders with a right to enter sites for particular purposes and requires that they do the following before entering a site:

  • hold a valid federal permit
  • provide at least 24 hours’ written notice of entry (unless the entry is to exercise a right conferred by a state or territory occupational health and safety law (OHS law) to enter the premises to investigate a suspected contravention of an OHS law). 

Find out more about right of entry.

By submitting this form you acknowledge that you are submitting information anonymously and that the ABCC will not contact you to discuss the information you have provided.

All employees and contractors have the right to join or not join a union. This is called freedom of association. It can be unlawful for workers to be pressured by a union or by their employer to make a decision about joining, not joining or leaving a union.

Freedom of association also extends to employers, allowing them to choose whether or not to join an employer association.

Freedom of association is protected under the FW Act. For example, it’s unlawful to take or threaten adverse action against a person for:

  • being or not being a member of a union or employer association
  • not engaging in industrial action or other specified industrial activities
  • choosing to be represented by a union, or choosing to not be represented by a union.

Find out more about freedom of association.

By submitting this form you acknowledge that you are submitting information anonymously and that the ABCC will not contact you to discuss the information you have provided.

Unprotected industrial action in relation to building work is unlawful. Employees, employers and industrial associations that participate in unlawful industrial action may:

  • face penalties up to $44,400 for an individual and up to $222,000 for a body corporate
  • be liable to pay compensation for damages suffered as a result of the action.

Find out more about unlawful industrial action.

By submitting this form you acknowledge that you are submitting information anonymously and that the ABCC will not contact you to discuss the information you have provided.

In general terms, ‘security of payment’ refers to a building contractor’s right to receive payments that are due as outlined in their contract. For example, a head contractor must pay a subcontractor’s progress payments on time.

For information about the relevant state and territory agencies that regulate the security of payment laws in your region, see further information and help.

By submitting this form you acknowledge that you are submitting information anonymously and that the ABCC will not contact you to discuss the information you have provided.

The ABCC is committed to promoting and maintaining an organisation free from fraud and corruption. If you suspect or are aware of any fraudulent or corrupt activity internal to the ABCC (e.g. ABCC staff or contractors) or external to the ABCC or within our jurisdictions, let us know.

The ABCC has adopted the definition of fraud as ‘dishonestly obtaining a benefit, or causing loss, by deception or other means. While not an exhaustive list, examples of the types of conduct that may constitute fraud include:

  • theft
  • unlawful use of, or unlawful obtaining of, property, equipment, material or services 
  • providing false or misleading information to the Commonwealth, or failing to provide information when there is an obligation to do so
  • corruption of a tender process
  • making, or using, false, forged or falsified documents
  • wrongfully using Commonwealth information or intellectual property.

If available, the information reported should include:

  • details and dates of the suspected incident, including actions or activities suspected to be fraudulent or corrupt, including how, when and where the activity occurred
  • details about the person/s involved, such as names, phone numbers, addresses, and relevant organisations 
  • the value (if known) of the alleged fraudulent activity
  • contact details (individuals may choose to remain anonymous).

You can report suspicions of fraud and corruption in writing to the ABCC Fraud Control Officer.

Email: ABCCFraudReporting@abcc.gov.au
Postal address: Fraud Control Officer
                             Australian Building and Construction Commission
                             Level 4, 509 St Kilda Road
                             Melbourne VIC 3004

By submitting this form you acknowledge that you are submitting information anonymously and that the ABCC will not contact you to discuss the information you have provided.