Protecting and recovering your identity

The Department of Home Affairs has developed a range of resources to assist individuals to protect their identity and to recover from the effects of identity crime.

Protecting your identity

The Protecting Your Identity pamphlets contain 10 tips on how to prevent becoming a victim of identity theft and what to do if your identity has been stolen:

The Protecting Your Identity guide contains more detailed information on how to protect your identity:

A summary of Protecting Your Identity is also available in other languages and is available to download below:

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Recovering your stolen identity

If you suspect you are a victim of identity theft, it is important that you act quickly to take steps to minimise financial or other damages. To assist you, we have developed the Recovering Your Identity guide.

If you have been a victim of identity theft, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Victim's Certificate. For more information, visit the Victims of Commonwealth identity crime page.


iDcare is a new national support centre for victims of identity crime. iDcare offers a free service to assist victims with repairing the damage to their reputation, credit history and identity information. For more information visit the iDcare website or call 1300 432 273.

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