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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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Biosecurity Business Grants – Round 2

Biosecurity Business 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

The Biosecurity Business Grants program aims to provide funding to support Indigenous business opportunities relating to biosecurity activities in northern Australia.

Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) Activity – Inclusive Communities

Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) Activity – Inclusive Communities

Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) Activity – Inclusive Communities

Grant Category

Social Inclusion

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Open competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Social Services

The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply to deliver projects under the Family and Communities Program’s Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) Activity – Inclusive Communities grant round from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2025.
These grants aim to support equity and opportunity for Australian communities through local community-driven solutions that build self-reliance and empowerment.

Developing the cultural awareness and trauma responsive skills and capabilities of the child and family sector workforce

Developing the cultural awareness and trauma responsive skills and capabilities of the child and family sector workforce

Developing the cultural awareness and trauma responsive skills and capabilities of the child and family sector workforce

Grant Category

Indigenous Communities

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Targeted competitive

Delivered on behalf of

Department of Social Services

The grant aims to develop the cultural awareness and trauma responsiveness of the child and family sector organisations and workforce engaged through the Department of Social Services’ grants funding.

Services for People with Disabilities

Disability Youth Leadership

Services for People with Disabilities

Grant Category

Services for People with Disabilities

Closing Date & Time

AEDT

Selection Process

Targeted competitive

Delivered on behalf of

The Department of Social Services

The Disability Youth Leadership Initiative grant opportunity will link skilled young people with disability and employers to develop their leadership and progress their career aspirations.