Our complaints management policy

We are committed to effective complaints management and will deal with all complaints against our actions, decisions or officers’ conduct in a responsive, confidential and fair manner. Complaints can be made regarding a range of issues, including:

  • a decision we have made or not made
  • the service we have provided or not provided
  • a service that is funded by us
  • the behaviour of our employees
  • one of our acts or practices in relation to the individual's personal information that may be a breach of our obligation under the Information Privacy Act 2009
  • an act or practice that violates an individual’s human rights under the Human Rights Act 2019.

Find out more about our complaints management policy (PDF, 250 KB) complaints management policy (DOCX, 136 KB).

Complaints are best resolved at the local or regional level, so in the first instance please contact your local or regional service centre.

Disclosure of personal information

We may disclose your personal information to other agencies or third parties for the purpose of responding to or managing your complaint, or for evaluation purposes. Your personal information will be handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld).

Read more about information privacy.

Complaints management process

You can raise a complaint about us, or a funded service provider, through our complaints management process which is detailed in our complaints management policy (PDF, 250 KB) complaints management policy (DOCX, 136 KB).

What happens after you make a complaint

Once we’ve received your complaint, the departmental officer managing your complaint will keep you informed on its progress and any action taken. On completion of the complaint process, the departmental officer will take note of how your complaint was managed and whether you are satisfied with the outcome.

If you are unhappy with the outcome of your complaint

If you are unhappy with how we have handled your complaint, you can request that an internal review.  If following this review you are still unhappy with the outcome, you can contact the Queensland Ombudsman to request an independent review by phoning them on 3005 7000, or via their online complaints form.

Other key complaint resolution contacts

While every attempt will be made to resolve your complaint, sometimes we might not be the most appropriate agency to help you. Other key complaint resolution contacts are:

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