Contact Us

Feedback and complaints regarding Culture and the Arts (WA) can be addressed to the Director General.

Please use the attached form if you would like to make a complaint in writing, and return via posting or email:

Post: PO Box 8349, Perth Business Centre WA 6849


Interpreting Assistance

If you have any difficulty understanding English and require assistance you can either

  1. Telephone the Translating and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50 during business hours (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday) for the cost of a local call. 
  2. Visit the Western Australian Government Complaints Information Site where translated information about making a complaint regarding a government service is available.

Principles of Complaints Management

The whole of government complaints management policy is based on the principles of respect, fairness and access to assistance.  

Complaints regarding discrimination should be made to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission.

Please visit the Western Australian Government Complaints Information Site for further details.

What You Need to Remember When Making a Complaint

When making a complaint, make a note of the date and name the person you spoke to and what they agreed to do.

Make sure you keep a copy of any correspondence you send. Remember a copy of your correspondence may be given to the person you are complaining about, so think carefully about the wording of your letter.

It is important that you provide the agency with as much information about your complaint as possible, as quickly as possible.

If you don't think that your complaint has been handled well the first time, you can ask to have it looked at by a more senior officer.

Funding Complaints and Inquiries

It is a condition of submitting an application that you acknowledge acceptance of the system of assessment and the conditions of the relevant grant programs.

Therefore, complaints will only be considered where there is an alleged breach of the assessment process. If you believe that the proper assessment process has not been followed for your grant application, please discuss your concerns with the relevant Project Officer who will raise your concerns with appropriate Culture and the Arts (WA) staff.

If you consider that your complaint has not been adequately addressed following discussions with the Project Officer, please address your complaint in writing to the Director General and post it to the general Culture and the Arts (WA) mailing address. You will receive acknowledgement of your letter and a response to your complaint within 15 working days of Culture and the Arts (WA)'s receipt of your complaint.