Report by the Victorian Inspectorate on surveillance device records inspected during the period 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021
This report presents the results of the inspections conducted by the Victorian Inspectorate (the VI) from 1 July to 31 December 2021.
The VI performs an independent oversight function to determine the extent of compliance achieved
by law enforcement agencies that have exercised their powers under the SD Act.
DELWP’s Major Operations and Investigations Unit administers surveillance device warrants issued
to the agency.
The GMA has yet to make an application under the SD Act, and as a result no files were inspected by
the VI for the period.
IBAC’s Legal Compliance Unit administers surveillance device warrants issued to IBAC.
The VI inspected one surveillance device file at the VFA on 17 November 2021, which was the only relevant record associated with warrants that ceased between 1 January and 30 June 2021.
There are two units within Victoria Police that administer surveillance device warrants and emergency authorisations.
Updated 5 July 2023