Report fraud

We treat fraud prevention and detection seriously, in line with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework.

Our Special Investigations Unit prevents, detects and investigates suspected fraud.

Where needed, we may ask for support from the Australian Federal Police. If there is evidence that supports a prosecution, the matter will be:

  • referred to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
  • considered under the Prosecution Policy of the Commonwealth.

How to report suspected fraud

We value information provided by members of the public. It helps us ensure grants are paid to those who are entitled to assistance.

If you wish to report suspected fraud, please contact the Special Investigations Unit by:

  • calling the EMDG Fraud Hotline on free call 1800 006 352
  • sending an email to
  • sending a letter to:
    The Manager
    Special Investigations Unit
    GPO Box 5301
    Sydney NSW 2001

Please provide as much information as possible about the suspected fraud. This includes:

  • the name and location of the company
  • the name(s) of the person(s) involved.


We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of everyone who reports suspected fraudulent activity.

You don’t need to leave your name and contact details. However, it will help us if we need more details from you.

Austrade is subject to the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Trade and Investment Commission Act 1985. These acts require confidential information to be protected. We will hold all records securely and will not pass information on to other departments or agencies except as privacy laws allow.