Public Legal Interpretations

The Public Legal Interpretations (PLIs) convey AUSTRAC's view on the legal meaning and effect of various provisions of legislation administered by AUSTRAC. The PLIs do not provide legal advice on individual circumstances. The PLIs will further assist cash dealers and reporting entities (regulated entities) to better understand their obligations under the AML/CTF regime.

PLI 1 - Establishment of the AUSTRAC Public Legal Interpretations (Word, 205KB)

PLI 1 - Establishment of the AUSTRAC Public Legal Interpretations (PDF, 70KB)

PLI 2 - Item 54 of table 1 in section 6 of the AML/CTF Act (Word, 215KB)

PLI 2 - Item 54 of table 1 in section 6 of the AML/CTF Act (PDF, 110KB)

PLI 3 - registration of providers of remittance services under Part 6 of the AML/CTF Act and their obligation to report IFTIs (Word, 215KB)

PLI 3 - registration of providers of remittance services under Part 6 of the AML/CTF Act and their obligation to report IFTIs (PDF, 144KB)

PLI 4 - What constitutes a reporting entity (Word, 342KB)

PLI 4 - What constitutes a reporting entity (PDF, 168KB)

PLI 6 - Suspicious matter and suspect transaction reports (Word, 355KB)

PLI 6 - Suspicious matter and suspect transaction reports (PDF, 107KB)

PLI 7 - Significant cash transaction and threshold transaction reports (Word, 224KB)

PLI 7 - Significant cash transaction and threshold transaction reports (PDF, 162KB)

PLI 8 - Cross-border movements (Word, 222KB)

PLI 8 - Cross-border movements (PDF, 152KB)

PLI 9 - Customer identification requirements under the AML/CTF Act (Word, 222KB)

PLI 9 - Customer identification requirements under the AML/CTF Act (PDF, 142KB)

PLI 10 - Agency and the AML/CTF Act (Word, 221KB)

PLI 10 - Agency and the AML/CTF Act (PDF, 80.4KB)

PLI 11 – Electronic funds transfer instructions and international funds transfer instructions (Word, 277KB)

PLI 11 – Electronic funds transfer instructions and international funds transfer instructions (PDF, 192KB)

PLI 12 - Notices to reporting entities (Word, 226KB)

PLI 12 - Notices to reporting entities (PDF, 109KB)