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News and updates

12 April 2018
Use of digital currency and remittance registration status

The registration by AUSTRAC of a digital currency exchange or remittance service provider does not constitute an endorsement of that business or compliance with any AML/CTF obligations.

3 April 2018
Does your business provide cash-in-transit, insurance or other designated services?

From 3 April 2018, businesses providing cash-in-transit and insurance services (except motor vehicle dealers) will no longer have obligations under the AML/CTF Act and the FTR Act.

3 April 2018
Digital currency exchange providers: register online with AUSTRAC

From 3 April 2018 all businesses providing DCE services in Australia are regulated under new anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) laws.

2 March 2018
Telephone scam

AUSTRAC has become aware of a telephone scam using our name.

23 February 2018
Are you a digital currency exchange provider?

Being a digital currency exchange provider means you are running a business that exchanges digital currency with money or vice versa.

19 February 2018
New guidance for the pubs and clubs sector published

AUSTRAC has published new guidance for the pubs and clubs sector on how to develop and implement an AML/CTF program tailored to their business.

2 February 2018
Refunds for victims of fraud

Have you transferred money through a Western Union retail outlet only to become a victim of fraud? To help you make a claim, AUSTRAC might be able to provide you with a copy of the relevant transfer.

24 January 2018
Are you a digital currency exchange provider?

Draft AML/CTF Rules and a new DCE information page are now available

20 December 2017
Home Affairs Portfolio established

The Portfolio brings together Australia's federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management, multicultural affairs and immigration and border-related functions and agencies, working together to keep Australia safe.

20 December 2017
Regulator Performance Framework self-assessment published

The Regulator Performance Framework requires regulators including AUSTRAC to self-assess their performance and have it validated by industry