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Surveillance devices reports by the Victorian Inspectorate

We oversee the use of surveillance devices by Victorian law enforcement agencies to obtain evidence or information relating to a Commonwealth or State offence.

Under the Surveillance Devices Act 1999 we provide independent oversight of the use of surveillance devices by the following 5 bodies, that can apply to the courts for warrants to use optical, listening, tracking and data surveillance devices:

  • Victoria Police
  • IBAC
  • Victorian Fisheries Authority
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Games Management Authority

Regular inspections

We conduct inspections of each body’s records. Our findings are presented in biannual reports that are provided to the responsible Minister and each House of Parliament.

Reports

Surveillance Devices Report 2019-20

This report is for the 2019-20 reporting period of the Victorian Inspectorate in accordance with Section 30Q of the Surveillance Devices Act 1999.

Surveillance Devices Reports 2018-19

This report is for the 2018-19 reporting period of the Victorian Inspectorate in accordance with Section 30Q of the Surveillance Devices Act 1999.

Surveillance Devices Reports 2017-18

These reports are for the 2017-18 reporting period of the Victorian Inspectorate in accordance with Section 30Q of the Surveillance Devices Act 1999.

Surveillance Devices Reports 2016-17

These reports are for the 2016-17 reporting period of the Victorian Inspectorate in accordance with Section 30Q of the Surveillance Devices Act 1999.

Surveillance Devices Reports 2015-16

These reports are for the 2015-16 reporting period of the Victorian Inspectorate in accordance with Section 30Q of the Surveillance Devices Act.

Surveillance Devices Reports 2014-15

These reports are for the 2014-15 reporting period of the Victorian Inspectorate in accordance with Section 30Q of the Surveillance Devices Act.

Surveillance Devices Reports 2013-2014

Surveillance Devices Reports 2012-2013

Reviewed 10 December 2020

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