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Scams and how to report them

If you are concerned that a phone call, SMS, voicemail or email claiming to be from the ATO, the Community Grants Hub or the Department of Social Services is not genuine, do not reply to it. We encourage you to:

  • report the scam to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) via visiting Scamwatch 
  • phone the Department of Social Services’ fraud reporting hotline on 1800 054 312, or email the fraud mailbox at fraud@dss.gov.au
  • contact the ATO on 1800 008 540.

If you have already provided information or are concerned that a crime has or may be committed, please immediately contact the police, your bank or the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) if it relates to your passport details.

It is important to know that Departmental officers at the Department of Social Services do not:

  • cold call members of the public to promise grant funding
  • contact members of the public seeking personal information, such as bank details, passport or license numbers.

It is a serious matter to impersonate a Commonwealth public official. It may even be a criminal offence carrying a penalty of imprisonment in some circumstances.

If you think you have been scammed, find out where to get help.

Open grants

Expansion of the Community Child Care Fund-Restricted (CCCFR) non-competitive grant opportunity (for specified services)

Category

Indigenous Education

Closing Date & Time

AEST

Selection process

Closed non-competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

The CCCFR expansion program aims to establish new early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in mainly remote and very remote areas to increase participation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in culturally appropriate ECEC.

Indian Ocean Territories Marine Parks Grants

Category

Natural Resources - Conservation and Protection

Closing Date & Time

AEST

Selection process

Open

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

This grant opportunity will support local community groups and organisations, industry and research organisations to engage in the management, protection, conservation and promotion of Indian Ocean Territories Marine Parks.

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

Category

Commemorative

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection process

Open

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program aims to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia’s defence personnel in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.