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Enrol or register with AUSTRAC

Download the AUSTRAC Business Profile Form

To enrol, register or create an online account with AUSTRAC, download and fill in the AUSTRAC Business Profile Form (ABPF).

AUSTRAC Business Profile Form (ABPF) (PDF, 290KB) 

You may need to go to your “downloads” folder on your computer to open the form.

The form is an editable PDF. You will need Adobe Reader 8.1 or higher to use the form. You can get the latest version of Adobe Reader for free.

Your obligations depend on the services you offer

The types of services you offer will determine whether you need to:

  • enrol
  • enrol and register
  • create an online account only.

The process is the same for each but we ask for different information and you may have different obligations.

If you’re not sure if you need to enrol or register, you can answer some questions to check if you need to enrol.

Already have an AUSTRAC account? Sign in to AUSTRAC online.

Enrol – providers of designated services

You must enrol with AUSTRAC if you provide any designated services. You must enrol within 28 days of providing a designated service.

Enrol and register – remittance service providers and DCEs

You must enrol and register with AUSTRAC if you are a:

You must be enrolled and registered before providing a designated service.

Online account – motor vehicle dealers and solicitors 

You must create an online account with AUSTRAC if you are:

You will need an online account before making a significant cash transaction or suspect transaction report.

Completing the ABPF 

The ABPF Explanatory Guide (Word, 2.1MB) gives you step-by-step instructions on how to fill in the AUSTRAC Business Profile form.

  • The ABPF is an editable PDF which you can fill out directly 
  • You don’t have to complete the form in a single session. You can save it to your computer to complete later.
  • Check that your email address is correct or we won’t be able to contact you.
  • When you have completed the form, click the submit button.
  • Once you have submitted the online form, click Go to Submission Confirmation Page where you can save, print or email a copy of the completed form for your records.
  • Contact us if you have trouble opening, downloading or completing the form or get an error message when you try to submit it. 

Motor vehicle dealers and solicitors should follow the instructions in the ABPF guide for motor vehicle dealers and solicitors (Word, 464KB).

Remittance service providers and digital currency exchange providers: registration vs enrolment

You must not provide remittance services or digital currency (cryptocurrency) exchange services before your registration with AUSTRAC has been confirmed. Providing remittance services without being registered is against the law and penalties may apply.

Once you have submitted the form we can take up to 90 days to assess your application. We may seek additional information as part of this process. We can refuse, suspend or cancel the registration of any provider we think poses an unacceptable risk of money laundering, terrorism financing or other serious crime.

Information you need to enrol

You will need to give us information about your business and its key personnel. You must keep records of all the information you provide.

If you don’t have all the information you need when you start filling in the form, you can save it to finish and submit later.

You will need information about:

  • the services your business provides
  • the structure of your business
  • contact details for your business
  • the names and contact details of key personnel in your business, such as directors and officeholders
  • financial statements for the most recent financial year
  • registration numbers such as ABNs or ACNs if you have them
  • registration details if your business is registered in a foreign country
  • any criminal, civil or enforcement action relating to your business and its key personnel.

Additional information required for registration

Remittance service providers, and digital exchange providers will also need an official police document for each of the key personnel in their business. These documents must have been issued within the six months prior to the date of applying for registration

The same applies to remittance network providers for their own key personnel.

For remittance network providers applying for an affiliate, the documents must have been issued within the 12 months prior to the date of applying for registration.

Acceptable documents are:

  • National Police Certificate
  • Foreign equivalent of a National Police Certificate
  • National Police History Check.

You should also tell us when you plan to start providing remittance services.

Existing and additional accounts

If your business has been providing a designated service for some time, you probably already have an AUSTRAC account. Try and log in to your AUSTRAC account. Your user name is usually your email address. You can reset your password through the log in screen.

If you think your business has an account but you can’t log in or reset your password, contact us. You will be asked to provide some information about your identity and your organisation.

Adding a new business

If you have a new business with a different ABN to your existing business, you need to add a new business to your account.

Affiliates of remittance network providers

If you are an affiliate of a remittance network provider, contact your registered network provider. It is their responsibility to register your business. If you also provide remittance services as an independent remittance service provider you must also register yourself.

What happens next

We may contact you and ask for more information. We will send you a confirmation email to advise you when you are enrolled, registered, or have an online account.

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: 14 Aug 2020
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