Code of practice: Private investigators

This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to comply with your obligations under Victoria's workers' compensation legislation when you provide private investigation services to WorkSafe or its authorised representatives.


What it contains

If you are a provider of private investigations services to WorkSafe or its authorised representatives, there are specific duties and obligations you need to comply with under the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act (WIRC Act) 2013 and a range of other State and Commonwealth laws. This code of practice gives you practical guidance on the eligibility criteria for registering as a service provider and how to comply with your ongoing obligations after you register.

This information is particularly relevant for you if you're a registered provider of investigation services or seeking to become one.

It includes information on:

  • eligibility for registration as a WorkSafe private investigation service provider
  • requirements for the allocation of investigations
  • requirements for the conduct of investigations
  • rules for investigation activities
  • audits, reviews and complaints

Registered providers of private investigation services to WorkSafe or its authorised representatives must comply with this Code and the State and Commonwealth laws listed in Section 4.1 Compliance of the Code.