The Taskforce identifies people who deliberately withhold or provide false information to claim welfare payments.
We’ve partnered with the Australian Federal Police to focus on welfare fraud. Commander Kate Buggy leads the taskforce. Kate has a strong record in prevention and risk mitigation, and investigations. Her strong leadership supports the way we investigate fraud.
We know most people are honest and do the right thing. But there are a small number of people who give us incorrect details to get a payment.
We use payment data to focus on regions where we know there’s a higher risk of customers getting the wrong payment or committing fraud. We also talk to people in the local communities we visit about how they can help us stop welfare fraud.
You can help us
If you’re getting a payment, it’s important to tell us if your circumstances change.
If you don’t tell us about changes when you know you should, you could be committing welfare fraud. Read more about how to avoid committing fraud. It’s never too late to update your details.
If you think someone is committing welfare fraud, you can report them without giving us your name. Read more about reporting fraud.
Keep your details up to date
- use your Centrelink online account through myGov
- use Express Plus Centrelink mobile app
- call our self service line.
Read some recent media releases about Taskforce Integrity.
15 February 2018 – Media Release: Welfare fraud crackdown in NSW Hunter Region