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Scam Alerts

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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First Nations Playgroups

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Grant Category

Child Health, Development and Wellbeing

Closing Date & Time

AEST

Selection Process

Targeted competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Social Services

First Nations Playgroups will act as a key engagement activity for First Nations families, improve the early development and wellbeing of First Nations children, improve parent-child relationships and increase feelings of belonging and connection to family, community and culture.

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Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

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Grant Category

Commemorative

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Open competitive

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 peace operations, and their families.

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Support Plantation Establishment 2024–25 (Round 2, Batches 1 and 2)

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Grant Category

Agriculture

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Demand-driven

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

This grant supports the establishment of new long-rotation plantation forests and assists the sector in responding to the projected growth in demand for local timber resources, increasing domestic timber supply and helping to reduce Australia’s carbon emissions by storing the carbon in timber.

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Justice Reinvestment in Central Australia Program – Round 2

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Grant Category

Indigenous Communities

Closing Date & Time

AEST

Selection Process

Open non-competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Attorney-General’s Department

Successful initiatives under this opportunity will prevent and reduce Central Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ contact with the criminal justice system through place-based, community led measures to prevent crime, treat drug and alcohol addiction or address illegal drug use.

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National Justice Reinvestment Program – Round 2

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Grant Category

Indigenous Communities

Closing Date & Time

AEST

Selection Process

Open non-competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Attorney-General’s Department

The National Justice Reinvestment Program aims to reduce contact with the criminal justice system and incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults and young people through support for place-based and community-led justice reinvestment initiatives across Australia.

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

Grant Category

Indigenous Education

Closing Date & Time

AEST

Selection Process

Closed non-competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Education

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.