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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Important notice

Our offices are closed temporarily and our team members are working remotely while we help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

So we can't discuss your complaint in person at the moment, but you can still call or email us for assistance, or submit a complaint online.


If you have a complaint about your energy or water supplier, use our online complaint form.

If you're unsure who to contact with your complaint, use our Energy + Water Complaints Wizard to find out who to contact.

Our contact details

Our business hours are 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Contact us via:

  • Phone: 1800 662 837 (Freecall, though calls from mobile phones may attract charges. Let us know you're calling from a mobile and we'll call you back.)
  • Fax: (07) 3087 9477
  • Email: complaints@ewoq.com.au for issues with your energy or water supplier. Do not email personal information, such as driver's licence, passport or credit reports. We'll ask you for more information if we need it.
  • Post:
    • Brisbane: PO Box 3640, South Brisbane BC Qld 4101
    • Cairns: PO Box 3640, South Brisbane BC Qld 4101
    • Rockhampton: PO Box 3640, South Brisbane BC Qld 4101

Other contacts

Community accessibility

Hearing impaired access

EWOQ’s enquiry service is accessible to those with hearing impairments through a national relay service. Contact the National Relay Service on 133 677 or visit their website http://relayservice.gov.au/.

Indigenous complainant accessibility

EWOQ’s complaint handling officers are trained in cultural awareness and cross-cultural communications.

Regional accessibility

We have a toll-free phone number (1800 662 837) and online complaint form for all customers to submit their complaint.

In addition, offices are located in Brisbane, Rockhampton and Cairns for customers to visit in person (though not currently, while we deal with COVID-19).

Many EWOQ officers participate in community visits during the year to help improve our communication with and access to regional areas.

Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) accessibility

EWOQ is committed to providing appropriate and accessible services to:

  • people who don't speak English
  • agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking cusotmers.

EWOQ’s enquiry service is accessible to those who may speak a language other than English through the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National).

TIS National provides immediate phone, pre-booked phone and on-site interpreting services to people who do not speak English and to agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients.

These services enable non-English speakers to independently access services and information in Australia. Non-English speakers can access immediate phone interpreters through TIS National by calling 131 450.

Queensland language services

The Queensland Language Services Policy outlines the Queensland Government's commitment to use interpreters and translated information to improve access to the full range of government and government-funded services for people with difficulty communicating in English.

The Language Services Policy also supports the multicultural policy and action plan by providing guidance on the use of language services to ensure fair and equitable service delivery for people accessing Queensland Government services.

The Queensland Language Services Guidelines provides Queensland Government agencies with information and examples of how agencies are to implement the Queensland Language Services Policy.