Please leave us your feedback
There are three types of feedback you can give us - a complaint, suggestion or compliment.
A complaint is feedback you give us if you are unhappy with our service and you would like us to try to find a solution to the problem.
A suggestion or compliment is an opportunity for you to share a comment, opinion or idea about how we can improve something.
Ways you can help us improve
- Discuss the issue or suggestion with the staff member who is directly involved.
- Discuss the issue with a Manager.
- Complete a Complaints and Feedback Notification Form. This form is on our website and it can also be sent to you or picked up from your nearest Northcott office.
- Phone calls, letters, emails and facsimiles are also welcome.
Support to give feedback
You can choose a person to support you to give feedback. This person can be a friend, family member, staff member or an advocate from another organisation.
What happens after a complaint is made?
Northcott is committed to resolving complaints in an ethical, confidential, timely, transparent and fair way.
We view feedback as a positive opportunity to improve the quality of our services and operations, and to strengthen relationships with our customers and with our community.
Complaints are treated confidentially. Only the people who need to help find a resolution will be involved. Our Quality Review Committee ensures the processes are followed in an appropriate and timely manner.
The target for finalising complaints is within 35 days from receiving the complaint. We will be in contact with you throughout the resolution process.
How you can contact us
Post to: Feedback & Complaints Dept. PO Box 4055, Parramatta NSW 2124
In person: At a Northcott office
Phone: 1800 818 286
Fax: 02 9683 2827
Website: By filling in our online Feedback Form at the bottom of this page.
If you have a hearing, speech or communication impairment, phone the National Relay Service on 13 36 77
Other organisations you can contact
Whilst we would always prefer to resolve your complaint directly, you are also able to make a complaint to any of the following outside agencies.
ACT Disability and Community Services Commissioner
GPO Box 158
Canberra City, ACT 2600
Phone: 02 6205 2222
Australian Human Rights Commission
Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
GPO Box 5218, SYDNEY NSW 2001
Phone: 02 9284 9888
Complaints Infoline: 1300 656 419
TTY: 1800 620 241
Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association
10-12 Hutchinson St, Granville NSW 2142
PO Box 884 Granville NSW 2142
Phone: 02 9891 6400
National Relay Service: 133 677
Toll Free Phone: 1800 629 072
Telephone Interpreter Service: 13 14 50
People with Disability Australia
Tower 1, Level 10, 1 Lawson Square, Redfern NSW 2016
PO Box 666, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Phone: 02 9370 3100 Toll Free: 1800 422 015
TTY: 02 9318 2138 TTY Toll Free: 1800 422 016
Family & Community Services, Ageing, Disability & Home Care
Locked Bag 10, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Phone: 02 9377 6000
TTY: 133 677