The Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland (EWOQ) is a free, fair and independent dispute resolution service for unresolved complaints with your electricity, gas or water supplier. Before you contact EWOQ with your complaint, you must first try to resolve the problem with your electricty, gas or water company.
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One of our roles is to promote the Energy and Water Ombudsman scheme to those who may need our assistance. We hope to reach out to customers across Queensland by attending or providing resources for a wide range of community events to raise awareness of our services.

Upcoming events

1 August Yarrabah Service Provider Day Cairns
5 August Anglicare Homelessness Week Breakfast Cairns
19 August Hambledon House Seniors Expo Cairns
23 August Cairns Regional Council Positive Ageing Fair Cairns
2-3 September Dickson Seniors Forum Brisbane
13-19 October Anti-Poverty Week Brisbane
31 October Bonners Seniors Expo Brisbane








Would you like EWOQ to attend or speak at your event? Send an email to if you would like one of our team members to attend your event or to let us know about an event you're holding.

Community outreach

Every year, we attend community events and speak to consumers about their electricity and water bills.

During 2018-19, we presented at local 'Bring your bills' sessions in Bundaberg, Cairns, Strathpine, Toowoomba and Yeppoon. We also attended energy forums held across the state, and water literacy forums in South East Queensland hosted by the Queensland Council of Social Services (QCOSS).

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out where we'll be next.


Indigenous outreach

Our aim is to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to become confident and informed consumers, and ensure they are aware of their right to assistance with issues relating to their energy services, and water services for customers in South East Queensland. Our Indigenous Investigation Conciliation and Outreach Officer delivers our outreach program to communities across Queensland.

Every year, we support the annual National Aborigines and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week festivities in Cairns, Rockhampton and Brisbane. These events provide a great opportunity to showcase our services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander customers.

In November 2017, the Ombudsman travelled to the Torres Strait with our Indigenous Officer to see how card-operated metering works and how electricity is generated in remote communities. They also visited isolated power stations, met with representatives, government services and community groups.

Read more in our inaugural Reconcilation Action Plan (our Reflect RAP 2018-19) which details our commitments to help create equal opportunities and promote a culture of respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at EWOQ and in the communities we help across the state.


Connecting online

We connect with stakeholders and the community on social media, and inform Queenslanders about how we can help with their energy and water problems.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to see what we're up to. 


Would you like us to attend your event?

We're always interested in speaking with members of the community across Queensland. Send an email to if you would like us to attend your event, or to let us know about an event you're holding.