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Australia’s superannuation sector

Money laundering and terrorism financing risk assessment

AUSTRAC identified higher than anticipated risks of fraud, cybercrime and terrorism financing in the superannuation sector, and has assessed the overall risk of ML/TF activity as medium. This report aims to develop awareness in the sector of these risks and help harden APRA-regulated superannuation funds against criminal activity.

Access individual chapters below or download a PDF version of the risk assessment here (PDF, 2MB)

Please note

This risk assessment is intended to provide a summary and general overview; it does not assess every risk or product relevant to the superannuation sector. It does not set out the comprehensive obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) Act 2006, AML/CTF Regulations and AML/CTF Rules. It does not constitute nor should it be treated as legal advice or opinions. The Commonwealth accepts no liability for any loss suffered as a result of reliance on this publication. AUSTRAC recommends that independent professional advice be sought.


AUSTRAC is committed to continual improvement and values your feedback on our products. We would appreciate notification of any outcomes associated with this report by contacting us via riskassessments@austrac.gov.au.

Last modified: 31/10/2016 16:20