OMBUDSMAN OFFICE

The Ombudsman's functions are outlined under Clause 11 of the Ombudsman's Act 27 of 1998

The ombudsman has the power to:

  • enquire into any conduct on the part of any government agency;
  • enquire into any defects in any law or administrative practice appearing from any matter being enquired into;
  • enquire into any case of an alleged or suspected discriminatory practice by a government agency;
  • in respect of conduct of a leader occurring on or before the 1st day of July 1998, enquire into any case of alleged or suspected breach of Chapter 10 (Leadership Code) of the Constitution;
  • in respect of conduct of a leader occurring after 1st July 1998, to conduct an investigation in accordance with Part 5 of the Leadership Code [Cap. 240];
  • undertake mediation in accordance with section 13 of the Ombudsman's Act.
  • As part of its functions, the Ombudsman publishes public reports (www.paclii.org) on the results of any enquiries carried out by him or her, including any findings, recommendations and opinions.
For more information please contact

Port Vila Office: Office of the Ombudsman
PMB 081
Port Vila
Phone: Phone: + 678 27200
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Street Address Opposite Melitco Building, Port Vila

Santo Office: Office of the Ombudsman
PO.Box 378
Luganville
Phone: + 678 36364
Street Address: First Floor, Luganville Commercial House
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