Notifications & Alerts

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.

Last updated:

Homepage

Last updated:

Open Grants

cover image

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

cover image

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.

A field with cows

Climate-Smart Agriculture Program - Capacity Building Grants Round 1

A field with cows

Grant Category

Agriculture

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Open competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The Capacity Building grants will support farmers to increase their awareness, knowledge and skills of best practice climate-smart sustainable agriculture approaches. Round 1 will provide up to $9 million (GST exclusive) over 4 years from 2024–25 to 2027–28.

Person standing In a wheat field, decretive image

Climate-Smart Agriculture Program - Partnerships and Innovation Grants

Person standing In a wheat field, decretive image

Grant Category

Agriculture

Closing Date & Time

AEST

Selection Process

Open competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The Partnerships and Innovation grants will deliver projects across Australia through partnerships to develop, trial and implement new and innovative tools that lead to change and reduce pressure on Australia’s natural resources, while increasing productive and profitable agriculture industries.

Group Of Mature Adult Students in Class Working at Computers in College Library

Digital Literacy for Older Australians (Be Connected) – National Network Manager and Grants Funding Administrator

Group Of Mature Adult Students in Class Working at Computers in College Library

Grant Category

Literacy and Numeracy Support

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Closed non-competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Social Services

The Be Connected program aims to improve the digital skills, confidence and online safety of people aged over 50 in Australia, when using digital technology.
This grant opportunity is for a National Network Manager and Grants Funding Administrator to deliver the Be Connected program.

Decretive image of a tree sapling

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

Decretive image of a tree sapling

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.

Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) 2024-25 grant image

Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) 2024-25

Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) 2024-25 grant 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.

Greenslopes Legacy House Brisbane grant image

Greenslopes Legacy House Brisbane

Greenslopes Legacy House Brisbane grant image

Grant Category

Veterans

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Closed non-competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The Greenslopes Legacy House Brisbane grant program will provide support in the design and construction of a new headquarters and a Veterans’ and Families’ hub. It will connect veterans and families to a range of services and act as a welcoming hub that aligns with local needs and opportunities.

2023-1895 - Justice Reinvestment in Central Australia Program - Round 1 image

Justice Reinvestment in Central Australia Program – Round 2

2023-1895 - Justice Reinvestment in Central Australia Program - Round 1 image

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.

National Justice Reinvestment Program – Round 2 image

National Justice Reinvestment Program – Round 2

National Justice Reinvestment Program – Round 2 image

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.