Community Education, Events and Forums

Our community education activities increase access to our services, raise awareness about the work we do, and help us identify issues that are important to the public. These community activities include:

  • conducting outreach, stakeholder and other forums
  • providing information sessions for specific groups
  • giving presentations at conferences, seminars and meetings
  • providing information at community events.

In addition to these activities and the liaison and consultation work our staff do during projects and investigations, we have dedicated units and positions within our office that focus on working directly with the community. These include our Aboriginal Unit and our Youth Liaison Officer.

Events and forums coming up

Information about upcoming outreach forums will be posted here and on our training and events calendar.

Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference

14–16 November 2017, Sydney

Australia’s premier anti-corruption forum returns to Sydney in November 2017. Join more than 70 local and international leaders and practitioners in corruption mitigation and exposure. Increase your understanding and capacity to enhance and maintain corruption resistance in your organisation.

The NSW Ombudsman is an APSACC 2017 partner agency.

Visit the Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference 2017 website and email if you would like to receive regular bulletins about conference speakers, topics, dates, the venue and early bird registration.

Out in the community

We participate in a range of community events, festivals and conferences. We also work with other government agencies and service providers at events that provide a one-stop shop for communities – giving people the opportunity to raise a wide range of questions and concerns about government services.

See our training and events calendar for more information about upcoming activities and events we will be at, or contact us if you would like to invite us to attend an event.

Information sessions & presentations

We offer brief general information sessions for community groups that focus on the roles and functions of the Ombudsman. We can also provide information sessions on specific areas of our work, such as the Ombudsman's role in community services, disability reportable incidents, employment-related child protection and police complaints.

Resources and guidelines

Our community education programme also includes producing a range of guidelines and accessible resources to assist agencies and the public. Learn more about our resources and guidelines.

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