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We help the Commonwealth deal with unseen and unchecked fraud.

Equip, enable and empower


We equip Commonwealth entities with practical guidance and tools to prevent fraud.


We enable Commonwealth entities to collaborate and share information to find and fight fraud.


We empower Commonwealth entities with knowledge and evidence to help influence positive change.

Fast facts

$ 361 m

is estimated to be lost from active fraud investigations.

$ 3 b

directly and indirectly lost to identity crime. 

$ 528 m

reported card fraud in Australia in the 2018-19 financial year.

Key publications

This Commonwealth Pressure Testing Framework sets out recommended best practice, key principles and materials for conducting pressure testing within Commonwe

This guide provides key principles and methods taken from leading practices across public and private sectors. Commonwealth entities can apply or adapt these methods to suit their individual circumstances. The guide will also help fraud specialists, government officials (including policy designers) and senior leaders better understand the fraud risk assessment process and how these assessments can benefit their entity.


General news
International Fraud Awareness Week is dedicated to raising awareness of fraud and working towards reducing its impacts. We are hosting a series of counter fraud talks for Australian Commonwealth officials.

General news
Dr Russell G Smith is retiring as a Principal Criminologist at the Australian Institute of Criminology in November 2020. Throughout his career, he has been a strong supporter of the counter fraud community. We were lucky enough to ask him some questions about his career and plans for the future.

Centre updates

Centre updates
Find out what the Centre has been working on in this last quarter and what new tools are now available to support your counter fraud activities. This quarter the Centre began to return to business as usual after being part of the COVID-19 Taskforce.

Centre updates
While redeploying our resources and efforts to the joint Commonwealth COVID-19 Counter Fraud Taskforce in March, the Centre was still able to further some of our existing 2020 priorities. These achievements have been outlined in this article.

Find where to report fraud if you are a victim of fraud, witness fraud or suspect fraud.

Find where to report fraud