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Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

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The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) was established on 1 July 2019. Prior to this the functions of the Agency were delivered by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C). Please be aware that while we work through this transition some content may reference PM&C. Some links may also direct you to the PM&C website where services are still provided by the Department.


We’ll respond to your enquiries during business hours (9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday).

Phone: 02 6271 5111
Fax: 02 6271 5414
Online: use the contact form below.

Media enquiries

Phone: 02 6271 6039 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday)

Website enquiries

For enquiries or comments about our website use the contact form below.

Services available to assist you to contact us

If you are a non-English speaking person, we can help through the Translating and Interpreter Service (TIS) on 131 450.

If you are deaf, or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service:

  • TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for 1300 362 072
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1300 362 072
  • Internet Relay users connect to the National Relay Service then ask for 1300 362 072


Postal address

National Indigenous Australians Agency
PO Box 2191
Canberra ACT 2600

Street address

Our main office ;is located in Canberra at the following address:

Charles Perkins House
16 Bowes Place
Woden ACT 2606


To email departmental officers use the format:

To email Regional Office staff use the format:

More information including senior staff contacts is available on the Government Online Directory.

Regional Offices

Phone any of our regional offices toll free: 1800 079 098.

View all regional office and postal addresses.

More information about our regional offices is available on

Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme

Phone our Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme line toll free:1800 566 111


More information about the Scheme is available on the Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme page.

This subject may be very hard to read or talk about. It may bring up difficult feelings and memories. 24/7 Support Services are available


For complaints regarding the operations of the National Indigenous Australians Agency please use the Complaints page.

For information relating to submitting a public interest disclosure please refer to the Public Interest Disclosure page.

Compensation for Detriment Caused by Defective Administration (CDDA Scheme)

To apply for compensation for detriment caused by defective administration (CDDA) to the National Indigenous Australian Agency, complete the CDDA claim form and attach all relevant documentation to support your claim.

You can either mail, or email your claim to us, at the address or email contained on the front page of the form:
Chief Executive Officer
National Indigenous Australian Agency
Charles Perkins House 16 Bowes Place
Phillip ACT 2606 GPO Box 2191
Canberra ACT 2601

For further information on the CDDA Scheme and to submit a claim for compensation under this scheme please refer to Applying for Compensation for Detriment Caused by Defective Administration.

Fraud reporting

The NIAA takes all allegations of fraud seriously.  However, NIAA can only investigate matters that relate to funds that it administers and other activities or responsibilities that fall within the domain of the agency. The NIAA has no jurisdiction to investigate allegations of fraud or the activities of other Government departments or agencies.

To report suspected or potential fraud on NIAA funding or other activities that NIAA administers contact:

  • The Fraud helpdesk email:
  • The Fraud hotline: 02 6152 3020
  • In writing:
    Fraud Control Officer
    National Indigenous Australians Agency
    PO Box 2191 
    Canberra ACT 2600

Freedom of Information

All Freedom of Information (FOI) enquiries and requests can be directed to our FOI Officer.


See: Freedom of Information

Graduate Program

For information on the NIAA Graduate Program contact:

Phone: 02 6271 6000

See: Graduate Program

Australian Business Number (ABN)

30 429 895 164

Contact form

This site does not provide for secure transmission of information across the Internet. If you prefer, you can print this form and send it by mail to our postal address.

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