We’re here to help you if you have an unresolved complaint about public transport services in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Before submitting a complaint to us, you must contact the public transport operator first, to give them an opportunity to resolve your complaint. You can find out how to contact the public transport operator here. If the operator does not resolve your complaint, contact us and we can look into it.

Make a complaint to us using our online complaint form here.

Complaints we can and can’t look at

The Public Transport Ombudsman helps resolve complaints between users of public transport and public transport operators who are members of the PTO scheme . We can also look at complaints from...

Before you complain to us

Before you complain to us, you must try to resolve your complaint with the public transport operator first. This means you need to contact the operator, tell them what happened and give them an...

Complaint form

If you have a complaint about public transport in Melbourne or Victoria, you can tell us about it by filling out this form. We will get in touch with you after we receive your complaint.

Do you speak another language?

This page has information about us in other languages. Speak another language? You can also call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 to talk with us.

How we look at your complaint

When you contact us, we will ask you for: your name and contact details; the operator your complaint is about; the details of your complaint; what the operator said or did in response to your...


When we handle a public transport complaint, our aim is to help you and the public transport operator reach a fair and reasonable outcome. Fair and reasonable outcomes depend on all the...

Feedback about the PTO

If you have a complaint about how your case was handled by our office or how we communicated with you, you can make a complaint. This can include complaints about our assessment of whether your...