Fraud reporting

Find out how to report cases of suspected fraud.

Main content

We comply with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework and supporting policies. This page has advice on finding tools and guidance on the Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre website.

Types of fraud

Fraud against Austrade can be:

  • internal (staff and contractors)
  • external (members of the public)
  • collusion between internal and external parties.

Fraudulent activities include:

  • theft
  • accounting (false invoices, misappropriation)
  • unlawful use of, or obtaining property, equipment, material, or services
  • causing a loss, or avoiding and/or creating a liability
  • providing false or misleading information to the Commonwealth
  • failing to provide information to the Commonwealth where there is an obligation to do so
  • misusing Commonwealth assets, equipment, or facilities
  • making, or using false, forged, or falsified documents
  • wrongfully using Commonwealth information or intellectual property
  • bribery, corruption, or abuse of office
  • relevant bankruptcy offences
  • any offences of a similar nature to the above.

How to report fraud

Please provide as much information as you can about the allegation or suspicion of fraud against Austrade.

General fraud reports

Phone: (02) 9392 2807


Post: Chief Legal Counsel, Austrade, GPO Box 2386, Canberra ACT 2601.

Reports about Export Market Development Grants

Phone: 1800 006 352


Post: Manager, Special Investigations Unit, Austrade, GPO Box 5301, Sydney NSW 2001.

Confidentiality and privacy

We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of everyone who reports suspected fraud against Austrade.

Adding your name and contact details helps the investigation into your allegations and suspicions.

Austrade is subject to the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Trade Commission Act 1985. This requires that all confidential information remains protected. All records will be held securely. No information will be passed on to other departments or agencies unless allowed by law.

More information