Complaints about ASIC

ASIC values your right to complain and we are committed to treating complaints seriously, dealing with them quickly, and using the information to improve our policies, systems and services. We treat all complaints confidentially in line with our Privacy Policy.

Before you lodge a complaint, we recommend that you:

  • first, try to sort it out with the person you have been dealing with (or via the phone number you have been given)
  • if you are not satisfied, talk to their manager
  • if you are still not satisfied, consider lodging a complaint.

Our Service Charter outlines among other things our commitment to treating you with respect and courtesy in our dealings with you and we ask in return that you treat our staff with courtesy and respect.

How do we treat your complaint?

Once you have lodged your complaint an ASIC officer will contact you. We aim to do this within 3 working days. This officer will work with you to resolve your issue (or issues) and will keep you informed of the progress of the case.

The time we spend investigating your complaint depends on its seriousness and complexity, but we aim to finalise the matter within 28 days.

Sometimes we may not be able to deal with your complaint in the timeframes set out above. If that is the case, we'll contact you to give you progress updates so you know what is happening. You can also contact us to check the progress of your complaint.

For more information see ASIC's Complaint Management Policy.

Make a complaint now?

Lodge your complaint on our online form

Telephone us on:

1300 740 895

Write to us at:

The Complaints Officer
GPO Box 9827
Brisbane QLD 4001

What happens if you are not happy with the outcome?

The Ombudsman

Generally speaking, where you are unhappy with how we handled your matter, you can contact the Commonwealth Ombudsman:

  • On the National Complaints Line: 1300 362 072
  • At
  • By writing to:
    The Ombudsman
    GPO Box 442 Canberra ACT 2601

Services available to assist you

National Relay Service

The National Relay Service is an Australia-wide phone service for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment. Visit their website at

Translating and Interpreting Service

Interpreter Symbol For AsicThe Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is an interpreting service provided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients. You can contact ASIC using TIS on 131 450.

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Last updated: 30/03/2021 09:25