Surveillance devices reports

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 7 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 Energy, Environment and Climate Action
  • Games Management Authority
  • Environment Protection Authority.

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.


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 .

If you are deaf and/or find it hard hearing or speaking with people who use a phone, the National Relay Service can help. Contact the National Relay Service on 133 677 or visit their website for more information.

Surveillance devices reports