Fraud is a crime. It requires intent. People who commit fraud try to get benefits for themselves or others by being dishonest.
Fraud is more than carelessness or making mistakes. If someone unintentionally does the wrong thing, we call this non-compliance.
There are a number of ways people commit fraud against the NDIS:
- unlawfully obtaining and using NDIA information or restricted data
- providing false or misleading information
- using fake documents and invoices
- making claims for services or products that were not provided
- misusing funds.
The NDIA has zero tolerance for fraud against the NDIS and participants.
Criminal behaviour will always be investigated and perpetrators will be prosecuted.
Our Fraud Strategy Statement outlines our approach to addressing fraud against the NDIS.
We also rely on tipoffs to help us identify people who may be doing the wrong thing with NDIS funds. If you think someone is doing the wrong thing with NDIS funds, you should report it to us.
Our factsheet explains more about fraud:
- What is fraud? (PDF 182KB)
- Easy read - What is fraud? (PDF 3.9MB)
- Easy read (text only) - What is fraud? (DOCX 54KB)