Complaints and feedback
We value your feedback. Make a complaint, give a compliment or offer a suggestion. It can help us improve our service.
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You have the right to ask for a review of the decision. You can do this if you don’t agree with a decision about:
- your Centrelink payments or services
- a Medicare debt, or
- child support
If you wish to make a complaint or offer us a suggestion or compliment, you can:
speak to one of our staff:
- you can talk with any of our staff, and if you’re not happy with their response you can speak to their manager
write to us:
- send us a letter - postage is free from within Australia
Centrelink and Medicare
DHS Complaints and Feedback
Reply Paid 7800
Canberra BC ACT 2610 Child Support
Child Support Complaints and Feedback
Reply Paid 9815
Melbourne, Vic 3001
Please bear in mind, if you provide feedback or complaints to us in writing, it may take us longer to respond.
What we need from you
Please be clear, factual, and tell us the outcome you would like. Providing your name and contact details will also help us to get in touch and help resolve the issue. If you provide feedback anonymously, we won’t be able to respond to you personally.
How we’ll respond
We aim to resolve complaints within 10 working days. If we can’t resolve your complaint, we will explain why and let you know what other options you have.
If we need to contact you, it’ll be from a private number. For privacy reasons, we can’t leave a message. Unless your voicemail clearly identifies who you are.
If you’re not happy with the outcome of your complaint you can take it further. You can contact the Commonwealth Ombudsman through their website.
Page last updated: 18 July 2019