In Australia there are several different bodies where you can report fraud or incidents of suspected fraud.
We have no investigatory role and cannot investigate fraud, except for instances of fraud against our department.
If you are the victim of fraud, a witness of fraud or suspect fraud
Matters involving fraud against an individual and/or private businesses should generally be referred to state or territory police.
Crime Stoppers allows you to report crime anonymously.
You can also report specific types of fraud to the following bodies:
- Email, online and telephone scams (including scams from interstate or overseas) can be reported to SCAMwatch, which is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
- Financial and investment scams and fraud can be reported to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
- Tax fraud can be reported to the Australian Taxation Office
- Superannuation fraud can be reported to the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority
- Migration fraud can be reported to the Department of Home Affairs
- Medicare, Centrelink and child support fraud can be reported to Services Australia
- Veterans' entitlements fraud can be reported to the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
If in doubt, you can also report Fraud against the Commonwealth government to the Australian Federal Police.
Refer matters involving fraud against state or territory governments to state or territory policing bodies:
- Australian Capital Territory Police
- New South Wales Police
- Northern Territory Police
- Queensland Police
- South Australia Police
- Victoria Police
- Western Australia Police