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AUSTRAC overview

AUSTRAC (the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre) is Australia’s financial intelligence unit and its anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulator.

We work with our partners to protect our country and its people from serious crime and terrorism. We use financial intelligence and regulation to:

  • prevent criminal abuse of our financial sector
  • help our government and law enforcement partners detect, deter and disrupt money laundering, terrorism financing and other serious crime
  • build and maintain trust and integrity in Australia’s financial system.

We’re an Australian Government agency, part of the Home Affairs portfolio, reporting to the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Home Affairs. We’re governed by a range of legislation, particularly the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act).


Watch to learn how serious and organised crime impacts everyday Australians, and how AUSTRAC helps to protect Australians from serious and organised crime.

The content on this website is general and is not legal advice. Before you make a decision or take a particular action based on the content on this website, you should check its accuracy, completeness, currency and relevance for your purposes. You may wish to seek independent professional advice.

Last updated: 11 Dec 2019
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