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Help us fight criminals with effective suspicious matter reports

29 March 2021

A set of new guidance resources including a video animation, fact sheet and frequently asked questions on how to submit more effective suspicious matter reports (SMRs) is now available.

Submitting SMRs to AUSTRAC helps to protect the Australian community from money laundering, terrorism financing and other serious and organised crime.

The information generated from SMRs plays a crucial role in identifying potential criminal activity and assists in the detection and prevention of the flow of illegal funds through Australia’s financial system. They are also an important part of your anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) reporting obligations.

More detailed SMR guidance, including specific examples on how to improve the quality of your SMRs, will be released later this year.

View video and download resources