What is the Corruption and Crime Commission?
The Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) accepts and can investigate allegations of misconduct by former or serving WA public officers, including police officers and officers employed in local government. See Complaints to the CCC against public officers for more information.
What assistance does Legal Aid WA provide?
Legal Aid WA provides legal assistance for serving and former public officers called as witnesses or served with notices or summonses by the CCC or the Parliamentary Inspector.
The CCC and the Parliamentary Inspector deal with allegations of serious misconduct. Since 1 August 2015 allegations of minor misconduct are dealt with by the Public Sector Commission (PSC).
For more information on the role of the CCC and PSC in investigating misconduct please refer to the CCC website.
Do I qualify for a grant of legal aid?
To qualify for a grant of legal aid you must be a former or serving public officer AND the CCC or Parliamentary Inspector must have:
requested you attend an interview
served a notice on you to provide a statement of information
served a notice on you to provide documents or other things or
served a summons on you to appear to give evidence.
The term public officer includes
a police officer
a minister of the crown
a parliamentary secretary appointed under section 44A of the Constitution Acts Amendments Act 1899 (WA)
a member of either house of parliament
a person exercising authority under a written law
a person authorised under written law to execute or serve any process of a court or tribunal
a public officer or employee within the meaning of the Public Sector Management Act 1994 (WA)
a person who holds a permit to do high-level security work as defined in the Court Security and Custodial Services Act 1999 (WA)
a person who holds a permit to do high-level security work as defined in the Prisons Act 1981 (WA)
a member, officer or employee of any authority, board, corporation, commission, local government, council of local government, council or committee or similar body established under written law, and
any other person holding office under, or employed by, the State of Western Australia, whether for remuneration or not.
How do I apply for a grant of legal aid?
If you wish to apply for a grant of aid for a matter proceeding before the CCC and you meet the above criteria,
please click here for information on how to apply.
Where can I get more information?
For further information, including referral options for assistance with allegations of minor misconduct please see
Last reviewed: 07/04/2016