Information for entity staff – waiver of debt

Entity staff can direct members of the public to information provided by the Department of Finance to applicants, including application forms.

Detailed guidance and advice to entity staff on providing information to the Department of Finance regarding requests for debts to be waived is available in the following RMG-401.

Resource Management Guide 401

This guide is relevant to staff in non-corporate Commonwealth entities who deal with requests to the Finance Minister to approve discretionary financial assistance under the PGPA Act. The guide describes the types of discretionary financial assistance that can be authorised by the Finance Minister under the PGPA Act, including act of grace payments, waivers of debt and set-off

For any further questions, please contact the Discretionary Payments Section on 1800 227 572 or via email at

Last updated: 06 April 2018