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Membership Application

If you provide or resell telecommunications services to consumers and small businesses you will need to become a member of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

Please click below to complete your application.

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Once your application is approved, our Member Services department will be able to assist you with the following:

  • Membership management (changes in personnel or updates in your business such as mergers, acquisitions or closures)          
  • Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s processes and procedures          
  • Training and legislation information          
  • Insights into complaint statistics and trends for your business          

The Member Services team can be contacted on +61 (03) 8680 8424 or at members@tio.com.au.

Refusal to join the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman scheme, non-response to Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman complaints or communications, failure to act, or evasive or obstructive conduct potentially demonstrates non-compliant conduct. We refer non-compliant organisations to the ACMA, and  publish  information  about  the  organisation’s non-compliance, in line with our complaint handling procedure  CHP: Refusal to join or failure to comply with the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Scheme.

Billing and payments

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman is an industry funded not-for-profit organisation. We recover the cost of delivering our service by billing you for the complaints we receive from your customers. We do not charge membership or joining fees.

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Case Study - Steve

A man asked a service provider to connect a line to his new house. The service provider told him he needed to have a trench dug first, and transferred him to a contractor to organise the work

Next step?              

  • make an online complaint
  • 1800 062 058                
  • Write PO Box 276
    Collins Street West Vic 8007                            
  • National Relay Service Call on 1800 555 677 then ask for 1800 062 058            
  • Fax our consumer complaint form to 1800 630 614