Feedback and complaints
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) welcomes feedback, including complaints. We believe people have a right to speak up as it helps us to see what works, what doesn’t and where we can make improvements in our products and services.
Feedback about dealing with the NDIA
We believe our frontline staff are the best people to assist you. If you want information about our services or you are unsure about something, we encourage you to contact your local NDIA office.
Making a complaint about the quality of services or supports
The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) is a new independent Commonwealth agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services.
The NDIS Commission launched in NSW and SA on 1 July 2018.
For information about making a complaint, visit the NDIS Commission website (external).
Until the NDIS Commission is in place in each state and territory, NDIS participants, providers and workers are covered under their state or territory’s existing quality and safeguards system.
If the NDIS Commission is not currently available in your area, visit the NDIS Commission website (external) for useful information about your state or territory requirements for quality and safeguards.
What happens when you make a complaint?
We will resolve your complaint as quickly as possible at your local office. Our Complaints Procedure requires that we:
- take immediate action where there appears to be a high risk of harm, neglect or abuse
- aim to acknowledge complaints within the next business day from receipt
- call you within two business days of acknowledgement
- aim to resolve complaints within 21 business days of receipt
- publish information on our performance.
When we contact you to talk about your complaint we may ask you to provide more information to help us understand the nature of your complaint.
We will contact the person or organisation you are complaining about, provide them with details and ask for their comments and relevant information. We will let you know what they say in response to your complaint.
Complaints can be resolved in many different ways and the officer who is handling your complaint can provide you with information about how similar complaints have been resolved.
If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your complaint you can ask for a supervisor or manager to review your complaint and how it was handled. After this, if you are still not satisfied, you may seek assistance from the Commonwealth Ombudsman:
- Call: 1300 362 072
- Web: Commonwealth Ombudsman: Making a complaint (new window).
What if you think a decision made by the NDIA about you is wrong?
If you think that a decision made by the NDIA is wrong you can lodge an application for internal review of a decision.