The AML/CTF Rules are subsidiary legislative instruments made under the AML/CTF Act. The AML/CTF Rules provide the detail for the broader obligations set out in the AML/CTF Act. Their official title is the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules Instrument 2007 (No. 1).

Access the AML/CTF Rules

You can find the AML/CTF Rules at the Federal Register of Legislation website:

Get updates about changes to the Rules

To subscribe to receive updates about the publication of draft AML/CTF Rules, the registration of Rules and updates to the Rules compilation, email with your details.

How Rules are made

The AML/CTF Rules are made by the AUSTRAC CEO and then registered on the Federal Register of Legislation. Changes to the AML/CTF Rules are made through individual Amendment Instruments, which are then combined into a single compilation of the full text of the AML/CTF Rules.

All amendments to the AML/CTF Rules are developed in consultation with relevant government agencies, industry and other stakeholders.

See current consultations.

Explanatory statements

Each Amendment Instrument that adds to or changes the existing compilation of AML/CTF Rules must be accompanied by an ‘explanatory statement’. The explanatory statement provides a plain English explanation of the reasons for making the instrument, summarises its likely impact and effect, and gives a detailed provision-by-provision description of how it is expected to operate.

See explanatory statements to the AML/CTF Rules, by category.

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: 16 Jan 2024
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