Guidance notes

AUSTRAC's guidance notes contain information regarding certain provisions of the AML/CTF Act and AML/CTF Rules, to provide assistance to reporting entities in meeting their obligations.

Recently released or updated guidance notes

Renewing registrations on AUSTRAC's Remittance Sector Register (Word, 176KB) (14/03)
Renewing registrations on AUSTRAC's Remittance Sector Register (PDF, 97KB) (14/03)

Application for exemptions and modifications under the AML/CTF Act (Word, 207KB) (14/01)
Application for exemptions and modifications under the AML/CTF Act (PDF, 240KB) (14/01)

Countermeasures applied to Iran (PDF, 129KB) (12/02) - updated April 2014
Countermeasures applied to Iran (Word 212KB)  - updated April 2014
Farsi translation: Countermeasures applied to Iran (PDF, 438KB) (12/02)

What constitutes a Remittance Network Provider (Word, 2.3MB) (12/03)
What constitutes a Remittance Network Provider (PDF, 1.5MB) (12/03)

Current AUSTRAC guidance notes

Assessment of comparable AML/CTF laws in foreign countries (PDF, 114KB) (09/02)
Assessment of comparable AML/CTF laws in foreign countries (Word, 210KB) (09/02)

Correspondent banking (PDF, 122KB) (07/01)
Correspondent banking (Word, 212KB) (07/01)

International funds transfer instructions (electronic) - when to report (PDF, 137KB) (11/01)
International funds transfer instructions (electronic) - when to report (Word, 229KB) (11/01)

No-action letters (PDF, 106KB) (08/01)
No-action letters (Word, 206KB) (08/01)

Verification of identity (e-verification) (PDF, 124KB) (11/02)
Verification of identity (e-verification) (Word, 213KB)  (11/02)