Paying your AUSTRAC industry contribution
You can pay your AUSTRAC industry contribution and late payment penalties via a range of convenient payment options. Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your payment to be received by AUSTRAC by the due date to avoid incurring any late payment penalties.
Please click on one of the options below for more information:
Make a payment directly from your cheque or savings account using your financial institution's internet banking service.
Your payment needs to reach AUSTRAC on or before its due date or late payment penalties may apply. Please check your financial institution's processing deadlines to avoid making a late payment.
Details you need:
AUSTRAC Industry Contribution Biller Code: 980193
Your reference number, abbreviated as 'Ref' within the BPAY text box in the 'Payment options' section on the bottom of your invoice.
Make a payment by credit card through the Reserve Bank of Australia's Government EasyPay service.
Details you need:
- a current Visa, MasterCard or American Express card
- your reference number, which is abbreviated as 'Ref' on your invoice within the 'Payment options' online payment option text box.
Card payment fee:
A card payment fee applies to transactions made using this service. This fee is not subject to goods and services tax (GST) and is equal to the fee AUSTRAC incurs from its banker.
The fee is a percentage of the levy amount being paid, based on the type of card used:
Fee (ex GST) as at 28 January 2015
You will be presented with the fee amount and transaction totals before you are asked to confirm your payment.
Credit card (Government EasyPay) - processing times:
Your payment needs to reach us on or before its due date. Transactions entered on a weekend, national public holiday or after 6pm Sydney time will be processed on the next business day.
The Government EasyPay service will provide a receipt for both the AUSTRAC industry contribution payment and the credit card payment fee.
Make a credit card payment:
By clicking on this link you will leave the AUSTRAC website and enter the Government EasyPay service for credit card payments. This is a secure site provided to AUSTRAC by the Reserve Bank of Australia using the Optus Smartpay service.
Cheques should be for amounts in Australian dollars and made payable to 'AUSTRAC'. Cheques should be crossed 'Not Negotiable' and must not be post dated.
You should also include the payment slip on the back of your invoice, and advise whether you wish to obtain a receipt.
Please allow sufficient time for your cheque to reach us on or before its due date.
Mail your cheque and payment slip to:
AUSTRAC Industry Contribution
PO Box 5516
West Chatswood NSW 1515
All entities paying by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) need to specify their reference number, which is located on their invoice. This will enable AUSTRAC to credit payment to the correct entity account.
EFT bank details
Name of bank: Reserve Bank of Australia
Bank branch: Sydney
B.S.B: 092 002
Account number: 111513
Account name: AUSTRAC Official Administered Receipts
Reference: 9-digit AUSTRAC Account Number must be quoted
SWIFT Code (if applicable): RSBKAU2S
Please note that transactions entered on a weekend, national public holiday or after 6pm Sydney time will be processed on the next business day.
If you believe you are exempt from the levy, or have been invoiced as a result of incorrect enrolment information on the census day, you must update and correct your enrolment details via AUSTRAC Online prior to completing and submitting an AUSTRAC Industry Contribution levy dispute form to AUSTRAC. The form and instructions can be accessed below:
The levy dispute form is to be completed by a reporting entity that wishes to lodge a dispute regarding all or part of the amount of the industry contribution and/or late payment penalty levied by AUSTRAC:
For further information regarding the industry contribution please visit the following pages:
or you can contact the AUSTRAC Contact Centre at:
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 1300 021 037
- Enrolment and remitter registration
- Obligations and compliance
- Important information for industry
- AUSTRAC Online
- Consultation with industry
- Exemptions and modifications
- Start-up businesses and financial services
- AUSTRAC industry contribution