If you wish to complain about disability services that you are receiving, please contact the appropriate complaints line listed below:

  • Complaints Resolution and Referral Service (CRRS)1800 880 052 (freecall from land lines). The CRRS is a free service for people with disability who are users of Disability Employment Services (DES), Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) and/or Advocacy services which are Australian Government-funded services.
  • National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline (the Hotline)1800 880 052 (freecall from land lines). Contact the Hotline to report cases of physical, sexual, psychological, legal and civil abuse, restraint and restrictive practices of financial abuse.

Please note, the Hotline is a referral service only and does not provide crisis services. Please refer to the emergency contact services information page for emergency support services.

  • Department of Social Services (DSS) Complaints1800 634 035. Contact DSS with complaints that cannot be investigated by the NCSL or CRRS, as well as complaints about either of those services or JobAccess.
  • National Customer Service Line (NCSL)1800 805 260 (freecall from land lines). Contact the NCSL to request a transfer to another provider.
  • NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission 1800 035 544. Contact the NDIS Commission if you have a complaint about NDIS services in places where the NDIS Commission is working. The NDIS Commission is available from: 1 July 2018 in New South Wales and South Australia. 1 July 2019 in the Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria and 1 July 2020 in Western Australia.

Help to make a complaint or report

  • If you have a have a hearing and/or speech impairment, you can contact the National Relay Service (NRS) by calling 1800 555 677 then asking for the number listed above for the relevant complaint service
  • If you need an interpreter, you can call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) by calling 13 14 50. TIS National will put you through to any of DSS’ listed phone numbers.
  • The CRRS and the Hotline are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) and Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time (AEDST), excluding Australian national public holidays.

Please note, the Hotline is a referral service only and does not provide crisis services. Please refer to the emergency contact services information page for emergency support services.