Waiver of Debt Mechanism

The waiver of debt mechanism is a discretionary power. It allows a debt owed to the Commonwealth to be completely forgiven.
The Waiver of debt mechanism is found in section 63 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act).

There is no situation which guarantees a favourable result for a waiver of debt request.

Contacting the Discretionary Payments Section

You can contact the Discretionary Payments Section from Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (AEST).

Phone: 1800 227 572 (calls from mobile phones at mobile phone rates)

Email: sfc@finance.gov.au.

Postal address:

Discretionary Payments Section
Risk, Insurance and Special Claims Branch
Department of Finance
1 Canberra Avenue
Forrest ACT 2603

Last updated: 04 April 2016