The Inspectorate also has a compliance role, promoting the public interest by ensuring that agencies adhere to the various statutory record-keeping and obligations that apply to them. Inspectorate officers physically inspect, assess records and documentation kept under the:
- Public Interest Monitor Act 2011
- Surveillance Devices Act 1999
- Telecommunications (Interception) (State Provisions) Act 1988
- Crimes (Controlled Operations) Act 2004
- Fisheries Act 1995
- Wildlife Act 1975.