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23 May 2018
Consultation on the 2018-19 AUSTRAC industry contribution levy

A consultation paper and draft Ministerial Determination are now available

22 May 2018
Register your interest to attend the AUSTRAC RegTech showcase

On Tuesday 26 June 2018 AUSTRAC will bring together RegTechs, startups and reporting entities for a half-day event

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.

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.