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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.

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National Agriculture Traceability Grants Program - Sustainability Reporting Uplift Grant Round image

National Agriculture Traceability Grants Program - Sustainability Reporting Uplift Grant Round

National Agriculture Traceability Grants Program - Sustainability Reporting Uplift Grant Round image

Grant Category

Rural Development

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Open competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

This grant will contribute to uplifting the agriculture sector’s data capabilities to consistently report against sustainability frameworks and meet emerging international requirements and standards.

Helping Families Learn and Grow with Playgroups – Toy Libraries image

Helping Families Learn and Grow with Playgroups – Toy Libraries

Helping Families Learn and Grow with Playgroups – Toy Libraries image

Grant Category

Child Health, Development and Wellbeing

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Closed non-competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Social Services

Helping Families Learn and Grow with Playgroups – Toy Libraries aims to contribute to universal services for families, improve the early development and wellbeing of children, improve parent-child relationships, and increase feelings of belonging and connection in families with their communities.

Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) 2023–24 image

Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) 2023–24

Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) 2023–24 image

Grant Category

Veterans

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Demand-driven

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) program supports the role of ex-service organisation (ESO) wellbeing and compensation advocates, who provide advice and assistance to the veteran and defence communities.

2021- 8484 – Disability Employment – Tourism Local Navigators Pilot

Disability Employment - Tourism Local Navigators Pilot

2021- 8484 – Disability Employment – Tourism Local Navigators Pilot

Grant Category

Services for People with Disabilities

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Open competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Social Services

The Pilot will be trialled over a 12-month period with Tourism Local Navigators focusing on building the capacity of small and medium sized (SME) tourism businesses to address barriers to recruiting, retaining and promoting jobseekers with disability.

Future Drought Fund: Long-term Trials of Drought Resilient Farming Practices Program image

Future Drought Fund: Long-term Trials of Drought Resilient Farming Practices Program

Future Drought Fund: Long-term Trials of Drought Resilient Farming Practices Program image

Grant Category

Drought

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Open competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The program will fund projects that contribute to improved drought resilience with investigations that explore innovative approaches to farm productivity and natural capital. The results aim to guide and promote wider adoption of practices, systems, and approaches across farming sectors.

Life education Australia

Life Education Australia Program Improvements

Life education Australia

Grant Category

Primary and Secondary Schools

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Closed non-competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Education

The Life Education Australia Program Improvements grant is part of Schools Outcome 1.5 which supports improved early learning, schooling, student educational outcomes and transitions to and from school through access to quality childcare, support, parent engagement, quality teaching and learning environments. This program supports initiatives that contribute to improved access to high quality teaching and learning in early learning and school education for all Australian students.

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Accelerate Adoption of Wood Processing Innovation Program

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Grant Category

Business Development

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Targeted competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

This program will provide a total of $110 million over 4 years from 2022–23 to 2025–26 for projects to support wood processing facilities to adopt innovative practices to improve their use of available wood supplies, increase their production facilities and add value to existing product lines. These projects could also contribute to helping reduce the industry’s carbon footprint.

Indigenous Rangers Coastal Clean Up Project Grants - Round 1

Indigenous Rangers Coastal Clean Up Project Grants - Round 1

Indigenous Rangers Coastal Clean Up Project Grants - Round 1

Grant Category

Pollution Control Natural Resources - Conservation and Protection

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Restricted

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

These grants will provide up to $1.5 million (GST exclusive) over 2022–23 and 2023–24 for Ranger organisations in the Gulf of Carpentaria to undertake ghost net and marine debris activities by supporting establishment of marine debris and ghost net management programs, purchase of equipment, training, etc.

Biosecurity Business Grants – Round 2

Ranger Capability Building Grants – Round 2

Biosecurity Business Grants – Round 2

Grant Category

Indigenous Employment and Business

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Targeted competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

These Grants will provide up to $1.1M (GST exclusive) per Round, for Ranger organisations with fee-for-service arrangements to undertake capability building activities and purchase equipment and training to enhance their ability to do biosecurity work.

Assistance Grants - Access to Industry Priority Uses of Agvet Chemicals 2022-23 (Round 8)

Assistance Grants - Access to Industry Priority Uses of Agvet Chemicals 2022-23 (Round 8)

Assistance Grants - Access to Industry Priority Uses of Agvet Chemicals 2022-23 (Round 8)

Grant Category

Farming

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Closed non-competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The grant program aims to improve access for industry-identified priority uses of agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals.

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

Grant 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.