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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 Commonwealth entities.

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.

This guide is for Commonwealth officials who want to start applying pressure testing within a Commonwealth entity. It contains 10 practical and flexible steps that officials can use to adopt pressure testing. This guide should be read in conjunction with the Commonwealth Pressure Testing Framework.


General news
As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins in Australia, we have been monitoring cases of vaccine program fraud across the globe to learn how fraudsters are taking advantage and how they have been stopped. Here’s a snapshot of the some of the scams we’ve seen.

Centre updates

Centre updates
Explore the latest quarterly newsletter from the Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre.

Centre updates
With a new year comes a fresh start, and the Centre has certainly started 2021 with a bang! Check out our quarter 1 achievements.

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

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