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Reporting fraud against APRA

APRA is committed to preventing, detecting and investigating fraud and pursuing appropriate remedies (including prosecution) and recovery actions, in accordance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework.

Our fraud control arrangements are designed to protect public money and property and to protect our integrity, security and reputation. The arrangements are integrated into our risk management framework.

Reporting form

Please provide as much information as you can. 

Whilst you are able to report anonymously, this may make it difficult for APRA to investigate your report.

APRA may need to contact you for more information using the contact details you provide.

If your report relates to another entity other than APRA, please visit the Contact Us page for details on how you can report those concerns.

If you are unsure if the activities you are reporting are fraudulent, the definition APRA uses is available below:

If after reading the definition below you still wish to report to APRA, please submit all relevant information on any fraudulent activities to:

Fraud definition

APRA has adopted the definition of fraud provided in the Commonwealth Fraud Control Policy which is defined as “dishonestly obtaining a benefit, or causing a loss, by deception or other means.” Fraud against the Commonwealth may include but is not limited to: 

  • theft; 
  • abuse of entitlements including expenses, leave, travel allowances or attendance records; 
  • misuse of corporate credit cards or information technology, mobile devices and telecommunication systems; 
  • accounting fraud (e.g. false invoices, misappropriation); 
  • unlawful use of, or unlawful obtaining of, property, equipment, material or services; 
  • causing a loss, or avoiding and/or creating a liability; 
  • providing false or misleading information to the Commonwealth, or failing to provide information when there is an obligation to do so; 
  • misuse of Commonwealth assets, equipment or facilities;  
  • making, or using, false, forged or falsified documents; and/or  
  • wrongfully using Commonwealth information or intellectual property. 

Fraud requires intent. It requires more than carelessness, accident or error. When intent cannot be shown, an incident may be non-compliance rather than fraud. A benefit is not restricted to a material benefit, and may be tangible or intangible, including information.