Digital currency exchange providers

A digital currency exchange provider is an individual, business or organisation that exchanges:

  • money (Australian or foreign currency) for digital currency
  • digital currency for money (Australian or foreign currency)

as part of operating a digital currency exchange business.

Digital currency exchange providers must be registered with AUSTRAC. Find out more about how to register. You will be enrolled with AUSTRAC as part of the registration process.

If you are a digital currency exchange provider, you must be registered with AUSTRAC before you can provide digital currency exchange services. It is against the law to provide digital currency exchange services in Australia without being registered.

Taxation rules also apply. Visit the Australian Taxation Office website for information on cryptocurrency used in business.

Registration obligations

You must:

Read about the consequences of not complying.

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Last updated: 24 Mar 2023
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