Defence Force Ombudsman
Part IIA of the Ombudsman Act 1976 gives the Ombudsman the function of Defence Force Ombudsman (DFO).
The DFO can investigate complaints about administrative actions and Defence Force employment matters. The DFO cannot investigate actions connected with disciplinary proceedings or the grant or refusal of an honour or award to an individual The DFO investigates complaints from serving members only after they have exhausted internal grievance mechanisms, unless there are exceptional circumstances. The DFO also investigates complaints from ex-service personnel or their families.