Controlled operations reports

Controlled operations allow law enforcement officers to engage in an activity that may be unlawful, to investigate criminal activity.

A controlled operation allows authorised participants, including law enforcement officers, to engage in an activity that may be unlawful, to get evidence that may lead to prosecution of a person for a Commonwealth or State offence.

We provide independent oversight of the conduct of controlled operations by the following bodies:

The chief officer of each of these bodies is required to report to us every 6 months on specific details regarding all controlled operations they have conducted during the previous 6 months.

Regular inspections

We complete 6-monthly inspections of each body’s records, to assess their compliance with legislation. We are also required to prepare an annual report on each body’s activities and their compliance with statutory obligations. This report is made available to the responsible Minister and tabled in each House of Parliament.


Before a document, like a report, can be made public it must first be provided to Parliament as a pdf for 'tabling'.

If you require a more accessible format of any published report, please call the Victorian Inspectorate on 1800 518 197 or email .

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Controlled operations reports