Centrelink Fraud

Centrelink Fraud

Centrelink Fraud can be based on a range of factors such as using multiple identities, false statements or partaking in more sophisticated structures to gain property or finance.

Maximum penalties for these charges vary depending on the type of deception performed:

  • For obtaining property by deception, 10 years in prison.
  • For obtaining a financial advantage by deception, 10 years in prison.
  • For an offence of general dishonesty, 5 years in prison.
  • For obtaining a financial advantage, 12 months in prison.