We help Australian Government entities deal with unseen and unchecked fraud.
Equip, enable and empower
We will equip Australian Government entities with guidance and tools to strengthen the foundation of leading counter fraud capability.
We will enable Australian Government entities to respond to emerging issues, connect, collaborate and share data and information.
We will empower Australian Government entities to create positive change, embed leading practice capability, measure the fraud problem and measure the return of investment and impact of their counter fraud activities.
Scammers have been sending emails pretending to be the Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre.
To check if the government website or email is genuine, make sure its address ends in ‘.gov.au’
It’s important to remember that the Centre will never ask you to disclose personal or banking information.
If you receive an email that looks suspicious please do not click on any links or respond to the email.
See the Find where to report fraud page for more information on how to report scams.
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Changes to the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework
The Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre is updating the 3 documents that make up the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework. The updated framework will expand its application to corruption as well as fraud – requiring Commonwealth entities to take steps to prevent, detect and respond to corrupt conduct. These amendments complement the function of the National Anti-Corruption Commission and are part of a suite of reforms to improve the standards of integrity across the public sector.
The updates align more closely with the 2021 industry standard AS8001: Fraud and Corruption Control, as well as reflecting the recent Commonwealth Risk Management Policy 2023 and the Australian Government Investigation Standards 2022.
The updated framework will not take effect until 1 July 2024.
Senior public servant involved in Australia’s largest public sector fraud
A former Western Australian senior public official used an elaborate fake invoicing scheme in what has been described as Australia's largest public sector fraud.