How do I make a complaint?
Complaining about Providers
From 1 July 2019 the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission commenced operating in the Australian Capital Territory.
The Complaints function at the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is about ensuring that people have the right to speak up about their NDIS Supports and Services when they are not happy with the quality or the safety of those services.
Visit their website to find out How to make a complaint about a provider.
Telephone: 1800 035 544
If you are unhappy with the provider of your disability supports you can also contact the ACT Human Rights Commission to make a complaint.
Telephone: 02 6205 2222
Karen Toohey is the Disability and Community Services Commissioner, handling complaints about:
- services for people with a disability and carers, disability service providers, the NDIA, services for carers
- services for older people in the ACT
- services for children and young people including youth justice services, child protection services, schools, sport, health services for children
The ACT Government Human Services' Registrar in the Quality, Complaints and Regulation Branch of the Community Services Directorate has oversight of a number of service delivery sectors where risks were identified for the service user. Most oversight responsibility of registered NDIS providers has now transferred to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.
If you are concerned about a disability service provider's use of restrictive practices (restraint or seclusion), contact the ACT Office of the Senior Practitioner.
Telephone: (02) 6205 2811
Complaining about the National Disability Insurance Agency
If you are not satisfied, you can then contact the Commonwealth Ombudsman.
Telephone: 1300 362 072
NDIS Planning Decision
If you are unhappy with a decision of the NDIA, for some planning decisions you can request an internal review.
If you are unhappy with a product or service you have purchased, the ACT Office of Fair Trading may be able to assist.
Contact Access Canberra
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has collected and created resources for consumers with disability.
The Commonwealth Ombudsman provides information about making a complaint about Australian Government agencies or programs.
NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission:
For support and advice about making complaints, explore local options for Advocacy, Information and Peer Support