Compensation for Detriment caused by Defective Administration (CDDA)

What is the CDDA Scheme?

If you believe you have experienced detriment as a result of a defective action or inaction from our department, you may seek compensation under the Scheme for Compensation for Detriment caused by Defective Administration (the CDDA Scheme). The CDDA allows government agencies to compensate persons who have experienced detriment.  Payments under the Scheme are discretionary. This means there is no automatic entitlement to a payment.

Further information about the CDDA Scheme is available in the Department of Finance's Resource Management Guide 409

How do I apply?

To apply for compensation, you must complete the following form here DOCX: 25 KB.

Please attach all relevant documentation to support your claim, e.g. correspondence between yourself and the Department, and all relevant supporting evidence.

You can return your claim to us by filling out the Online Enquires form, or by sending via post to:

Chief Financial Officer
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
GPO Box 594
Canberra ACT 2601