Australian and New Zealand Ombudsman Association
Ombudsmen - the leaders in independent resolution, redress and prevention of disputes
A professional association
The Australian and New Zealand Ombudsman Association (ANZOA) is the peak body for Ombudsmen in Australia and New Zealand.
ANZOA's members are Ombudsmen working in industry-based, parliamentary and other statutory Ombudsman offices. Find out more
fair, timely, free
Ombudsmen resolve complaints from citizens or consumers about agencies or service providers.
The Ombudsman's aim is to reach a resolution that is fair to both sides. Learn more about Ombudsmen and the work they do
In Australia and New Zealand, many complaints are dealt with by Ombudsmen.
Our quick links will help you find the right Ombudsman office or another dispute resolution office where there is no Ombudsman. Complaint quick links
The offices of ANZOA members follow the Benchmarks for Industry-Based Customer Dispute Resolution Schemes (the CDR Benchmarks). The CDR Benchmarks have recently been reviewed. Republished in February 2015, they are now in two parts and available from the website of The Treasury, Australia (linked below):
Principles and Purposes
All Ombudsman offices publish an annual report. Many offices also publish public interest, investigation and systemic issues reports, as well as regular newsletters and case studies/case notes on complaint issues and trends.
ANZOA doesn't resolve complaints, but its members do.
ANZOA's next conference
will be convened in Melbourne in April/May 2016 — you can request a conference alert.
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