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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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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.

2021-8224 - Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program - Round 2

Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program - Round 2

2021-8224 - Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program - Round 2

Grant Category

Adult and Continuing Education

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Demand-driven

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Education

The Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program grant opportunity will fund Australian universities to subsidise the cost of short-term mobility opportunities for university students, including outgoing Australian students and incoming overseas students, between Australia and Asia.

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Community-led Solutions Economic Development Grant opportunity

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Grant Category

Community Development

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Targeted competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Social Services

This opportunity seeks to create sustainable employment opportunities through community-led infrastructure projects in the locations of Ceduna in South Australia, East Kimberley and the Goldfields in Western Australia and Cape York in Queensland.

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Family Violence and Cross-Examination of Parties

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Grant Category

Legal Services

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Closed non-competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Attorney-General’s Department

The Family Violence and Cross-Examination of Parties Scheme will fund Legal Aid Commissions to provide legal representation to parties subject to the ban on direct cross-examination under the measures in Division 4, Part XI of the Family Law Act 1975 (as amended by the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Act 2018). The Scheme also funds one LAC to provide a central coordination point for data collection and collation.

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Safe and Together Community Grants Program

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Grant Category

Children, Youth and Youth at Risk Community Development

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Open competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Home Affairs

For this grant opportunity, $2.5 million GST exclusive is available for the 2022–23 financial year.
• The minimum grant amount is $10,000 GST exclusive.
• The maximum grant amount is $100,000 GST exclusive.
You can only submit one application form per organisation in each state or territory. This includes applications from joint consortia.

2021-8518 – National Agriculture Traceability Regulatory Technology Research and Insights Grant Round

The National Agriculture Traceability Regulatory Technology Research and Insights Grant Round

2021-8518 – National Agriculture Traceability Regulatory Technology Research and Insights Grant Round

Grant Category

Rural Development

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Open competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

This grant opportunity will contribute to the development of innovative and practicable proposals to increase the use of Regulatory Technology (RegTech) along agricultural supply chains. Research and insights will demonstrate how to leverage RegTech to enhance agricultural traceability reforms.

2021-8413 – Women’s Leadership and Development Program – Women in Public Office

Women’s Leadership and Development Program – Women in Public Office

2021-8413 – Women’s Leadership and Development Program – Women in Public Office

Grant Category

Women

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Targeted competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

For this grant opportunity, up to $5 million GST exclusive is available over 5 years, from 2022–23 to 2026–27, to fund organisations to equip and encourage more women across the political spectrum to run for public office at local, state and federal levels.

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Future Drought Fund: Extension and Adoption of Drought Resilience Farming Practices Grants Program

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Grant Category

Drought

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Open competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

A grant program to drive the adoption of proven and existing (Australian and international) research and development (R&D) practices and technologies that assist farmers in building drought resilience.

Veteran Wellbeing Grants (VWG) Program

Veteran Wellbeing Grants (VWG) Program

Veteran Wellbeing Grants (VWG) Program

Grant Category

Veterans

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Targeted competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Veterans' Affairs

The VWG Program is a targeted competitive program that accepts applications annually, and is an amalgamation of the Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program and Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) Grants program.

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.