Bribery of foreign officials

Corruption undermines fair competition and can have disastrous consequences for developing economies, ultimately shrinking the global market for Australian exports and investment.

The Australian Government works on a number of fronts to fight bribery and corruption both here and overseas. This approach helps support better governance and legal systems. It also helps improve Australia's investment opportunities overseas and is an important aspect of our excellent global reputation as a corruption-free trading partner.

Australia works to raise awareness of these offences to ensure that they are enforced and that suspected breaches are reported. Further information is provided by the Attorney-General's Department, Foreign bribery.

Read more about referring fraud related matters to the AFP.

Read the foreign bribery factsheet (PDF, 860KB) to find out more.

Read the foreign bribery and money laundering indicators fact sheet (PDF, 750KB) to find out more.


If you suspect that an Australian has committed an offence under the foreign bribery legislation, please report the matter to or write to the AFP.

Report bribery of foreign officials Australian Federal Police
GPO Box 401
Canberra City ACT 2601
Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

If it doesn't add up, speak up. Call the National Security Hotline - 1800 123 400.

Read the AFP Annual Report 2020-21

Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation - visit website

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