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The Department of Natural Resources and Mines and the Department of Energy and Water Supply have been combined to create the new Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

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Compliments and complaints

The department strives to ensure high quality service delivery. Should you not be satisfied with our service delivery, services, products, decisions or actions and you have been unable to resolve your concerns with our staff, you may lodge a complaint.

The department is committed to ensuring that all complaints are managed in a fair, responsive, efficient and effective manner while treating you with respect throughout the complaints management process.  We value your feedback because it helps us improve our business. We welcome the opportunity to help you.

What to do first

If you have a complaint or other feedback, there are some steps that can help us to help you.

  • Act quickly - please tell us about any problems as soon as possible. The earlier you tell us, the sooner we can act.
  • Go local - many concerns can be resolved quickly and easily by speaking with staff at your local business centre.
  • Make it clear - describe the issue and tell us everything that’s relevant in the order it happened. This might include dates, times, what action has been taken so far and any supporting information. Also make sure you tell us what outcome you’re seeking or the action you want us to take.

NOTE: if you believe that the complaint matter is a public interest disclosure, or you are providing information about wrongdoing in the public sector, commonly known as blowing the whistle, please refer to our internet page on Public Interest Disclosures for further information.

How to provide feedback

You can make a compliment or complaint by:

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can call the National Relay Service on 133 677 (TTY/Voice) / 1300 555 727 (Speak and Listen (SSR).

If you need an interpreter, call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) National on 131 450.

If you need any other help, please contact us using the contact details above.

The complaint process is completely confidential. Personal information collected as part of the complaints process will not be released publically. Find out more about privacy.

What happens to your complaint?

We will acknowledge your complaint within 5 working days and aim to respond within 20 working days. If the issue is complicated, a more detailed investigation may be needed and we will keep you informed of progress.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, you can request an internal review by emailing or writing to us at the address above. If you are still not satisfied with the outcome, you can contact the Queensland Ombudsman to request an independent review.

We recognise the importance and value of listening and responding to complaints. Our Complaints Management Framework (PDF, 674KB) provides more information on how we handle complaints.

In 2016-2017 we received 122 customer complaints of which:

  • 48 resulted in further action
  • 74 resulted in no further action.


Last updated: 15 January 2018


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