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Reporting fraud

What is fraud?

Fraud is dishonestly obtaining a benefit, or causing a loss, by deception or other means. The definition includes both tangible and intangible benefits. Examples of fraud could include:

  • falsification of documentation relating to grant applications and acquittals
  • collusion among tenderers and falsification of quotes submitted in tender processes
  • falsifying qualifications to gain employment or a promotion with Sport Australia
  • providing confidential information to an existing or potential service provider in return for a personal gain
  • failing to declare a conflict of interest which influences a decision that results in personal gain or benefits an external party.

Sport Australia is committed to preventing, and where possible, eliminating fraud. Our focus is on fraud prevention and ensuring that when fraud occurs, it is rapidly detected, effectively investigated and prosecuted appropriately.

How to make a report

If you know, or suspect, that fraud has been committed against Sport Australia, please lodge a report by completing the Sport Australia Online Complaints Form or contact the Sport Australia Fraud Officer.

Phone: 02 6214 1428
Sport Australia Fraud Officer
Sport Australia
PO Box 176

Please ensure that the following information is provided to ensure that we can appropriately follow up on your report:

  • details of the allegation of fraud, including the nature of the activity or issue
  • identification of the individual(s) who is suspected of being involved in the alleged fraud and
  • copies of any evidence that is available in connection with the allegation.

Sport Australia accepts reports that are anonymous, however, it is often the case that such reports do not contain sufficient information to enable a proper assessment of the allegation. Accordingly, it is preferred that you provide your details to facilitate a proper assessment of the allegation.

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