Complaints and feedback

Transport welcomes your feedback, complaints, compliments and suggestions.

Online

General feedback form
Public transport feedback forms
Roads and Maritime Services feedback form

By phone

General feedback 131 500
Translating and Interpreting Service 131 450
Public transport 131 500 
Roads and Maritime Services 13 22 13

Response to feedback

We are committed to responding appropriately to customer complaints and feedback; and to using the insights generated to guide business decisions to improve the products and services we offer. All complaints and feedback will be handled equitably, objectively and in an unbiased manner in accordance with the following policies:

You can assist us by:

  • Providing timely, accurate and sufficient information
  • Advising us if matters are urgent or time sensitive so that we can do all that we can to respond within an acceptable timeframe
  • Responding to our requests within the advised time
  • Being courteous and respectful in your dealings with us
  • Listening carefully and communicating clearly.

Email policy

Before sending an email enquiry to Transport for NSW please ensure you are familiar with the following policy:

  • Transport for NSW receives a large volume of emails and it is not always possible to reply to each one immediately.
  • Through the links and information on our website we have attempted to ensure that as far as possible, you are linked directly to the people or organisations that can help you. Please check the links provided, which are designed to assist you before you contact us.
  • Your email will be allocated a priority. Emails requesting information freely available on our website or through the links provided will get lower priority.
  • Transport for NSW accepts no responsibility for invoices or other documents involving payments sent by email. Transport for NSW will not accept such emails unless a contact officer and Transport for NSW branch is identified for forwarding.
  • Unsolicited advertisements will be deleted.
  • Transport for NSW is a public sector agency. We have attempted to filter offensive emails. However, should emails containing offensive contents or contents advocating illegal activities elude our filter, these emails will be forwarded to the NSW Police.

Privacy

Any personal information you submit as part of your feedback will only be used to investigate and respond to that feedback in accordance with the TfNSW Privacy Policy (PDF, 243.96 KB). For more information visit our privacy page.

Our customer commitment

What you can expect from us

The community is entitled to expect the business of Transport for NSW to be conducted with efficiency, economy, fairness, impartiality and integrity.

To meet this expectation, when dealing with you our staff will:

  • Always be courteous and helpful
  • Identify themselves when speaking to you
  • Provide accurate, relevant and timely information
  • Treat you fairly and consistently
  • Use clear and concise language
  • Be sensitive to diversity issues
  • Ensure that any information provided is in keeping with Transport for NSW policy.

If you telephone us, we will:

  • Manage your call between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm each working day
  • Identify ourselves when we speak to you
  • Where your enquiry is the responsibility of another agency, refer you to that agency
  • Aim to resolve your enquiry during the call. If the query is more complex, we will respond to you by a return telephone call as soon as possible and within 7 working days.

If you visit our offices, we will:

  • Be available to serve you between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm each working day
  • Identify ourselves when we speak to you
  • Attend to you within 45 minutes if you come into our office without an appointment
  • Attend to you within 20 minutes of the time of your appointment
  • Where your enquiry is the responsibility of another agency, refer you to that agency
  • Accept applications and written requests at the counter and process them within 21 days. Where this is not possible, due to the nature of the enquiry we will:
    • Inform you of the time needed to provide a final response
    • Give you a name and telephone number to call if you have further queries.

If you write/fax us or lodge an application through the mail, we will:

  • Respond to you within 21 days of receipt. Where this is not possible, due to the nature of the enquiry, we will:
    • Inform you of the time needed to provide a final response
    • Give you a name and telephone number to call if you have further queries
    • If you email us (please tell us your mailing address), we will:
    • Respond to you within 21 days of receipt. Where this is not possible, due to the nature of the enquiry, we will:
    • Inform you of the time needed to provide a final response
    • Give you a name and telephone number to call if you have further queries.

Fraud and corruption

Transport for NSW has zero tolerance to fraud and corruption. It is Transport for NSW policy that staff are not permitted to accept bribes or inducements (no matter how trivial these may be), or to act dishonestly or partially as public officials. This includes the deceit or advantage gained by unfair means.

It is also Transport for NSW policy to report to the police any customers who might offer inducements or bribes to staff to act dishonestly.

How you can help us

You can assist us by:

  • Providing timely, accurate and sufficient information to enable us to respond to you in the advised time
  • Advising us if matters are urgent or time sensitive so that we can do all that we can to respond within an acceptable timeframe
  • Responding to our requests within the advised time
  • Being courteous and respectful in your dealings with us
  • Listening carefully and communicating clearly.

While Transport for NSW may provide assistance in the interpretation of legislation under the Passenger Transport Act 1990, it does not provide legal advice. If specific advice is required, you should seek this from your own legal representative.