This section provides information about the role and functions of the Ombudsman's office.
- What we do
In Australia, there is a Commonwealth Ombudsman as well as State and Territory ombudsman. The current Commonwealth Ombudsman is Mr Colin Neave.
- Current Ombudsman
The Appointment of Mr Colin Neave to the role of Commonwealth Ombudsman was announced on Thursday 16 August 2012.
- Organisation chart
This chart shows the high level structure of the current office.
- Our inspections role
The Ombudsman has statutory responsibility for inspecting the records of law enforcement and other enforcement agencies in relation to the use of covert powers.
- Service charter
The Service Charter sets out the standards of service you can expect from us.
- Strategic plan
Commonwealth Ombudsman strategic plan.