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Almost 90% of complaints are resolved within 10 business days

We contact your provider on your behalf. Most complaints are resolved here.
If the complaint is not resolved within 10 business days then we suggest a new approach.
For complaints still not resolved, we investigate further and make a binding assessment.
Please note that the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman will be closed from 4.30pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and will re-open at 9.00am on Thursday 2 January 2020. In the meantime, you can contact your phone or internet provider directly.

2018-2019 Annual Report

132,387

Complaints received in the last financial year

TIO Annual report snapshot

 

32.6%

Of all complaints were about an Internet service

Latest reports and updates

The Ombudsman and how the scheme works

Our powers

We are able to handle complaints about telephone and internet services. We have the authority to decide the resolution of a complaint (the telecommunications company is legally obliged to implement) up to $50,000, and make recommendations up to $100,000. 

Our structure

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Ltd was established in 1993 under legislation and is independent of industry, the government and consumer organisations. We are governed by a Board of Directors, and managed by an independent Ombudsman in accordance with the Company Constitution and Terms of Reference. 

The Ombudsman

Judi Jones the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman
Judi Jones has been the Ombudsman since 2016.