Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia

We are the independent prosecuting authority for the State of Western Australia responsible for the prosecution of serious offences committed against State criminal law.

What we do

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) is a critical participant in the administration of justice within Western Australia, providing an independent and effective criminal prosecution service which is both just and fair.

The ODPP acts independently of the Government in decision making on criminal prosecutions. The Director is however responsible to the Attorney General for the operation of the Office.

The ODPP does not investigate crime - that is the role of investigating agencies such as the WA Police and the Corruption and Crime Commission.

A separate body - the Commonwealth ODPP - prosecutes offences committed against Commonwealth criminal laws.


COVID-19 update

Attending a meeting at the ODPP in the near future?

If you have a scheduled meeting with the ODPP and you have a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, or if you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please contact the ODPP staff member you are meeting with immediately so arrangements can be made.

If you don’t have their contact details, email dpp@dpp.wa.gov.au or phone (08) 9425 3999.

Thank you for helping us protect the health of our visitors and staff.

Ministerial reporting

Page reviewed 17 September 2021