Effective complaint handling is the key to an ethical public service. The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is accountable for the conduct of its staff and must be prepared to deal with complaints openly, efficiently and fairly.

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet aims to provide consistent and quality services to the Australian community through our staff and service providers and make every effort to improve our services.

Where a client raises a complaint, that complaint will be:

  • received and addressed in confidence
  • addressed in a helpful and cooperative manner
  • resolved promptly or referred to an external body.

The Complaints Policy is designed to identify opportunities for improving customer satisfaction with the delivery of funded services and enhance the client/provider relationship. However, it is recognised that complaints will sometimes involve staff.

The APS Code of Conduct requires all public sector employees to comply with the minimum standards of conduct and integrity based around the principles of personal integrity, relationships with others, and accountability.

Complaints also include procurement complaints relating to the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (GPJR Act). Further information can be found in the Department of Finance Resource Management Guide 422 (RMG 422) - Handling Complaints under the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018.)

It is encumbent on our department to manage complaints well to mitigate risk and learn from important client feedback.

For complaints regarding the operations of the Department please use the contact details:

Phone: (02) 6271 5688
Ministerial Support Division
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
PO Box 6500
Canberra ACT 2600

Services available to assist you to make a complaint

If you are a non-English speaking person, we can help through the Translating and Interpreter Service (TIS) on 131 450.

If you are deaf, or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service:

  • TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for 1300 362 072
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1300 362 072
  • Internet Relay users connect to the National Relay Service then ask for 1300 362 072

For feedback you can use the contact form below

Contact form

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