Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions



Fraud can range from using a false statement on a claim form, to using multiple identities to claim several social security benefits, to highly sophisticated international financial structures designed to avoid tax.

We prosecute a wide range of fraud offences, including:

  • aged care fraud
  • Australia Post fraud
  • Medicare fraud
  • tax fraud including income tax fraud and GST fraud
  • social security fraud.

Because fraud can span the range of Commonwealth benefit programs and the taxation system—both of which rely on the honesty and integrity of Australians—prosecuting these crimes is a major part of our practice.

Fraud prosecutions are fundamental to protecting the resources of the Commonwealth for the benefit of all Australians. 

Fraud prosecutions can be helpfully divided into 3 main categories:

  1. Tax Fraud including Project Wickenby;
  2. Social Security Fraud; and
  3. General Fraud.