The PTO was established in 2004, as a not for profit, independent dispute resolution body, providing a free, fair, informal and accessible service for the resolution of complaints about Victorian public transport operators, who are members of the PTO scheme. We're independent from the transport operators and government. Equally, we do not act as a consumer advocate.
The majority of Victorian public transport operators must participate in the PTO scheme and are called 'members' in our Charter. We can only handle complaints about operators who are members.
We investigate and resolve complaints against public transport operators in Victoria who are part of our scheme. You can see a list of our members here.
If you come to us before you have contacted the relevant public transport operator, we will provide you with impartial advice and referral information. However, we can only investigate a complaint if the public transport operator has been given an opportunity to resolve it. You can find out about making a complaint to a public transport operator here. We will also try to help you with advice and information if your complaint does not fall within our jurisdiction.