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Complaints about us

If you have a complaint or feedback about a service we have provided

You should first contact the staff member involved by phone or email and detail your concerns. The staff member will try to address your concerns.

If you still have concerns with a service we have provided you can email detailing your concern or contact us to discuss further. Your complaint will then be considered by our Complaints Coordinator. The Complaints Coordinator may refer your complaint to another OVIC manager to consider.

After considering your complaint, we will provide a response in writing. We aim to do so in 30 days.

Complaints to the Victorian Ombudsman

The Victorian Ombudsman can enquire into, or investigate, any administrative action taken by the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner under the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) (PDP Act).

Note that the Victorian Ombudsman cannot enquire into or investigate any administrative action taken under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) (FOI Act). If your complaint relates to a function this Office under the FOI Act, see below.

The Victorian Ombudsman can be contacted at:
Post: Level 2, 570 Bourke Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000


Phone: 1800 806 314

Complaints to the Integrity and Oversight Committee

The Parliamentary Committees Act 2003 (Vic) allows the Integrity and Oversight Committee to consider and investigate complaints concerning the Information Commissioner and the operation of the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner.

Note that the Integrity and Oversight Committee cannot reconsider a decision, finding, or recommendation of the Information Commissioner or Public Access Deputy Commissioner in relation to an investigation, review or complaint under the FOI Act.

The Integrity and Oversight Committee can be contacted at:
Post: Parliament House, Spring Street
East Melbourne Victoria 3002
Phone: (03) 8682 2815

Complaints to the Victorian Inspectorate

The Victorian Inspectorate can receive certain complaints about the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner’s exercise of coercive powers and compliance with procedural fairness requirements during investigations and the making of reports.

The Victorian Inspectorate can be contacted at:
Post: PO Box 617 Collins Street West
Melbourne Victoria 8007
Phone: (03) 8614 3225



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