The Financial Ombudsman Service fairly and independently resolves disputes between consumers, including some small businesses and member financial service providers.
The independent dispute resolution processes cover financial services disputes including banking, credit loans, general insurance, life insurance, financial planning, investments, stock brokers, managed funds and pooled superannuation trusts. They also cover estate planning, estate management and trustee services.
This service is free for consumers.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) provide information and assistance to small businesses and family enterprises, including referral to dispute resolution services.
The ASBFEO information line is open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and is closed on Australian National Public Holidays.
Considers and investigates complaints about Commonwealth Government departments and agencies including Australian Federal Police, Defence Force, Australian Taxation Office, Freedom of Information. Complaints can be made by phoning, writing, in person or online.
The role of the Fair Work Ombudsman is to work with employees, employers, contractors and the community to promote harmonious, productive and cooperative workplaces. The Fair Work Ombudsman will investigate workplace complaints and enforce compliance with Australia’s workplace laws.
The role of the Fair Work Ombudsman is to work with employees, employers, contractors and the community to promote harmonious, productive and co-operative workplaces. The Fair Work Ombudsman will investigate workplace complaints and enforce compliance with Australia’s workplace laws.
Receives, investigates & where necessary acts on complaints. Deals with human rights under Comonwealth legislation: Privacy Act 1988, Racial Discrimination Act 1975, Sex Discrimination Act 1992 & Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
Counter and General Enquiries: 9am – 5pm
National Information Service: 9am – 5pm (closed on Tuesdays between 1pm – 5pm)
IP Australia is the Australian Government agency that administers intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder’s rights.
Available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Investigates complaints made about administrative actions of Tasmania Government Departments, most statutory authorities & Local Government.
The Postal Industry Ombudsman (PIO) is an independent body that investigates complaints about the postal and courier industry. The PIO can investigate complaints about Australia Post, or about any other postal or courier operators that register with the scheme.
The Private health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO) provides an independant service to help consumers deal with health insurance problems and enquiries. Complaints may be lodged by health fund members, hospitals or day procedure centres, medical or some dental practitioners, health funds or people acting on behalf of any of these people or organisations. Individual complainants are encouraged to contact their health fund in the first instance.