AFSA has different procedures when dealing with complaints about AFSA or requests for reviews about a registered trustee, the Official Trustee or administrators.
If you are dissatisfied with our performance, service or the behaviour of an employee we encourage you to lodge a complaint.
We treat complaints about our services seriously
Our commitment is to investigate and try to resolve concerns that are raised with us. We learn from this and aim to improve our practices. We will investigate complaints promptly, professionally, fairly and consistently.
If you wish to complain about AFSA’s service
We encourage you to first contact the AFSA employee who you have been dealing with to resolve your issue. If you are not comfortable with this or are not satisfied with their response, you should ask to speak to that employee’s manager.
Alternatively, you can lodge a complaint with us.
If you wish to complain about a trustee or administrator handling an administration
Please refer to Resolving complaints against trustees and debt agreement administrators.
AFSA may review some decisions made by trustees and administrators.
Request for review
The Inspector-General is responsible for dealing with reviews of certain decisions made by trustees in bankruptcy, including the Official Trustee, under the Bankruptcy Act 1966.
Read more in Can I Appeal?
The decisions that can be reviewed are:
- Filing a notice of objection to discharge
- Issuing an income contribution assessment
- Deciding on or refusing to consider a hardship application with respect to an income contribution assessment
- Using a supervised bank account to collect income contributions
- Paying trustee’s remuneration and third-party costs
Review decisions made by the Inspector-General can be further appealed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in certain circumstances.
The Inspector-General does not, however, have the authority to review other decisions made by trustees such as selling an asset or admitting or rejecting a proof of debt. These decisions can only be reviewed by the Federal Court.
Use one of the following forms to request a review of an objection to discharge or a review of income contributions.
- Application for review of objection
- Application for review of income
- Application for review of trustee remuneration
All other review requests must be made in writing and accompanied by the appropriate documentation. Read more in Can I Appeal?
Then send it to us either by:
- online: please use our Send us a document form
- email: send to email@example.com
- post: send to National Allocations Team, Enforcement and Practitioner Supervision' AFSA, PO Box 10443, Adelaide Street, BRISBANE QLD 4000
Contact us if you have any further questions.