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).
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