Knowing whether your issue is a complaint or service request can help us to take the right kind of action to assist you.
- To get Council to fix an issue, you should send a service request. An example of a service request is: 'Could Council fix a pothole in my street?'
- To make a complaint about a neighbour where you would like Council to be involved, you should send a service request. An example of this would be: 'My neighbour has loud noises coming from their apartment at all times of the day and I can't sleep.'
- To let Council know about your dissatisfaction with the way the service was provided, you should make a complaint. An example of a complaint is: 'A pothole I reported to Council two months ago hasn't been fixed, and is getting worse.'
Logging these correctly can help us action your requests faster.
Making a complaint
If you are not happy with the service we have provided, you can make a complaint.
Understanding where we have not met your expectations will help us address the issue and improve the services we offer.
We always try to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. We’ll confirm that we’ve received your complaint within 5 business days, and if we haven’t resolved it within 28 business days, we will contact you to update you on our progress.
If you would like to know more about the complaints process you can read our Complaints Handling Policy (DOCX 331 KB).
Making a complaint about a councillor
Complaints about councillors are not handled internally. If you would like to make a complaint about a councillor or councillors, you can contact:
- Victorian Local Government Inspectorate
- Victorian Ombudsman
- Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC)
Read the Councillor Code of Conduct for further information about the role and responsibilities of councillors.
Unreasonable behaviour towards Council staff
When you interact with Council staff, we will behave as described in our Customer Charter. We are committed to treating all members of our community with respect, dignity and fairness.
In return, we expect our community to extend that same respect to Council officers they may interact with.
Need more options?
If you still feel that your issue hasn’t been resolved, you can raise it with the Victorian Ombudsman:
Our aim is to resolve your issue, we encourage you to contact us first and give us the chance to listen to your concerns and work with you to resolve your complaint.