We are aware that some individuals have received documentation purporting to be from the Department of Finance regarding payment in exchange for depositing funds into a nominated bank account.
The letter should be disregarded as it did not originate from the Department of Finance.
We suggest that you refer suspicious correspondence to scamwatch.gov.au.
Please refer to Scam emails, letters and phone calls for more information.
Finance occupies one building in Canberra, which is also our postal address:
Department of Finance
One Canberra Avenue
FORREST ACT 2603
Please check the location map before visiting us.
Ministerial and Parliamentary Services are also administered from offices in each of the states.
General switchboard: +61 2 6215 2222
61 970 632 495
Freedom of information
See the Freedom of information page for more information.
Public interest disclosure
The Secretary for Finance has established procedures for dealing with public interest disclosures. Disclosures can be directed to an authorised officer, appointed under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (PID Act), via email to PID@Finance.gov.au.
The PID Act prescribes a framework for the disclosure and investigation of wrongdoing and maladministration in the Australian Public Sector (APS). Finance encourages and supports the reporting of wrongdoings in the APS so that they can be investigated and addressed.
- Procedures for dealing with public interest disclosures [110 KB]
- Procedures for dealing with public interest disclosures [299 KB].
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