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We aim to provide a high quality service. If you are unhappy with the Ageing and Disability Commission (ADC), you can complain to us.
Complaints and feedback help us to improve how we work. We take complaints seriously, and will deal with your concerns fairly and impartially. If we are doing something well, we would also like to hear from you – we will make sure the relevant staff member receives your feedback.
You can make a complaint about:
We aim to resolve complaints at the first point of contact with our office, where possible. If you are not happy with our handling of a matter, speak with the relevant case officer about your concerns. You can also speak with the officer’s supervisor if you feel unable to speak directly to the case officer or you have not been able to resolve the issue.
If you would like to make a complaint in person, please call or email us and we can make a time to meet with you.
We can accept anonymous complaints. However, this does limit our ability to look into the issues and to provide you with a response.
Yes. We can provide support for you to make a complaint, such as help to write down your concerns. Please let us know if you have any particular communication needs.
You can also nominate another person or organisation to represent you in your complaint, such as an advocate, carer or friend.
If you need help to communicate, there are services that can help you, including:
If we were unable to resolve your concerns at the first point of contact, your complaint will be referred to the appropriate manager, who will consider how best to respond to your concerns.
We will acknowledge your complaint within two working days.
We will make sure that the person handling the complaint is not the staff member whose conduct or service is being complained about. We will let you know who will be dealing with your matter.
We will treat you with courtesy and respect. We will assess the complaint, including the outcome(s) you are seeking, and consider how the complaint should be addressed. When responding to the complaint, we might do one or more of following:
We aim to resolve complaints within 20 working days of receiving them. We will keep you informed about the status of your complaint, including any delays in resolving the matter.
We will provide you with an explanation of the action we took in response to your complaint, and the reasons for any decisions we made.
Our Complaints and Feedback Policy (DOCX, 267.2 KB) provides more details about how we deal with complaints about us.
If you are not happy with the outcome of your complaint to us, you can make a complaint to the NSW Ombudsman. The NSW Ombudsman handles complaints about NSW public sector agencies, including the ADC.
25 Oct 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, the Ageing and Disability Commission is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.