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Make a complaint

Make a complaint

If you have a complaint about a health service provided to you, a family member, or someone in your care, you can lodge a complaint with us in a number of ways. When making a health service complaint, it’s important you include as much information as you can.

If at any stage you’d like to speak to one of our staff about making a complaint, call 133 OHO (133 646), Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

You can lodge your complaint through any of the options listed below. The OHO cannot receive complaints in person at the office.

Have you raised your concern with the health service provider?

Before making a complaint, we always recommend you try talking with your health service provider—this is often the quickest and easiest way to address your concerns or fix a problem. We’ve put together some tips for talking with your provider. If you’re not satisfied with their response, or feel uncomfortable talking with your provider directly then contact us.

We also have an Easy English resource available and fact sheets translated into 16 languages.


Fill in and submit the online health service complaint form.


Fill in a health service complaint form and email it to:


Fill in a health service complaint form and post it to us at:

PO Box 13281 George Street Brisbane Qld 4003


133 OHO (133 646)

Translating and interpreting service


If you need help in your own language, contact the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 and tell them:

  • the language you speak
  • our name – Office of the Health Ombudsman
  • our telephone number – 133 646

TIS will arrange an interpreter so you can talk with us. This service is free to you. For more information, visit the TIS website.

National relay service

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The National Relay Service (NRS) is a free phone service for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment. If you need help contacting us, the NRS can assist. To contact the NRS you can:

  • TTY/voice call – 133 677
  • Speak and Listen – 1300 555 727
  • SMS relay – 0423 677 767
For more information, visit the NRS website.