News and updates

12 January 2016
Remitter re-registered with conditions
Estefa Milka Honores (trading as American Cash Service), whose registration was cancelled in August 2015, has been re-registered with conditions.
6 January 2016
Compliance report for 2015 now available
Lodge your report via AUSTRAC Online between 4 January 2016 – 31 March 2016.
4 January 2016
Working Group on Remittance Account Bank Closures
The Attorney-General's Department have released details of the working group and its outcomes.
7 December 2015
New methodologies brief released
Explore the financial characteristics associated with known foreign terrorist fighters and supporters.
25 November 2015
New guidance - Key terms used in 'politically exposed person' definition
AUSTRAC has published new guidance explaining the key terms used in relation to customers who are ‘politically exposed persons’ (PEPs).
25 November 2015
Draft Privacy Impact Assessment - Amendments to Chapter 4 of the AML/CTF Rules
A draft PIA for amendments to Chapter 4 of the AML/CTF Rules is now open for consultation.
26 October 2015
2015–16 AUSTRAC Industry Contribution
Final Ministerial Determination for 2015–16 now available.
31 August 2015
AUSTRAC corporate plan 2015-19 now available
The plan includes a statement of our vision, and lists the priorities and initiatives that will enable us to achieve our strategic direction.
21 July 2015
Draft AML/CTF Rules relating to account-based money transfer system
Draft AML/CTF Rules relating to the Western Union account-based money transfer system.
10 June 2015
Amendments to Chapter 4 (customer identification) of the AML/CTF Rules
AUSTRAC published draft AML/CTF Rules amending Chapter 4 (customer identification), for consultation.