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Financial crime guide

This guide provides indicators and behaviours to help financial service providers, particularly those engaged in trade financing, to detect and report suspicious financial activity.

International trade is an attractive avenue for criminals as it presents risks and vulnerabilities that they can exploit. Criminals engaged in trade-based money laundering use the trade of goods and services to move illicit money into and out of Australia and around the world.

Risk assessment

A detailed assessment of the money laundering and terrorism financing risks, vulnerabilities and consequences associated with the bullion industry in Australia.

Regulatory guide

This information will help you understand and implement reforms related to tipping off, which came into effect on 17 June 2021.

An important checklist to ensure that you have incorporated the key elements and details needed for effective SMR reporting.

A new guidance resource to assist reporting entities in submitting more effective SMRs


A video showcasing how Suspicious matter reports (SMRs) are a crucial source of intelligence for AUSTRAC.

Posters and fact sheets

Find answers to frequently asked questions about submitting SMRs in this guide.

Posters and fact sheets

The SMRs you submit are the ‘eyes and ears on the ground’ for AUSTRAC, law enforcement and other regulatory agencies. This guide contains tips on how to make effective suspicious matter reports to AUSTRAC. 

Detailed guidance

These examples of dealing with suspicious customer behaviour are designed to help the online wagering industry better understand and meet anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) compliance obligations.


What makes a good SMR and how SMRs help protect Australia from financial crime and terrorism financing.