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Lists of exemptions and modifications granted

AUSTRAC can grant an exemption to provisions of the AML/CTF Act or FTR Act to specified individuals, businesses or organisations. These exemptions can be revoked, either at the request of a reporting entity or at our discretion.

We can also grant modifications to provisions of the AML/CTF Act. Modifications of obligations are not available under the FTR Act.

We are legally obliged to publish these exemptions and modifications on our website.

Find out about what exemptions from obligations are in the legislation and how to apply for an exemption or modification.

Exemption Instruments made by the AUSTRAC CEO under section 248 of the AML/CTF Act

Business Instrument Name
Head Start Homes Ltd Exemption 10 of 2019 (PDF, 144KB) 
CCI Asset Management Limited (formerly known as CCI Investment Management Limited) Exemption (Revocation) 9 of 2019 (PDF, 59KB)
Afterpay Pty Ltd Exemption 8 of 2019 (PDF, 216KB)
HSBC Australia Entities (HSBC Bank Australia Limited; HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited; The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited) Exemption 7 of 2019 (PDF, 99KB)
OnePath Life Limited / ANZ Exemption 6 of 2019 (PDF, 133KB)
International Air Transport Association (IATA) Exemption 5 of 2019 (PDF, 103KB)
AAPC Entities (AAPC Management Limited, Accor Australia & New Zealand Hospitality Pty Limited and AAPC Properties Pty Limited) Exemption 4 of 2019 (PDF, 82KB)
Indue Limited Exemption 3 of 2019 (PDF, 125KB)
Precision Administration Services Pty Ltd Exemption 2 of 2019 (PDF, 105KB)
GMF Unit Trust Exemption 1 of 2019 (PDF, 94KB)
Rio Tinto Finance Limited Exemption 8 of 2018 (PDF, 746KB)
Woolworths Group Limited Exemption 7 of 2018 (PDF, 868KB)
Commonwealth Bank of Australia Exemption 5 of 2018 (PDF, 77KB)
Digital currency exchange service providers Exemption 4 of 2018 (PDF, 105KB)
Genriche Pty Ltd Exemption 3 of 2018 (PDF, 86KB)
Computershare Plan Managers Pty Ltd Exemption 2 of 2018 (PDF, 1.2MB)
CPU Share Plans Pty Ltd Exemption 1 of 2018 (PDF, 1.2MB)
Australian Energy Market Operator Limited Exemption 16 of 2017 (PDF, 566KB)
Commonwealth Bank of Australia Exemption 15 of 2017 (PDF, 133KB)
Indue Limited Exemption 14 of 2017) (PDF, 36KB)
Mutual Management Services Limited Exemption 12 of 2017 (PDF, 258KB)
CoINVEST Limited Exemption 11 of 2017 (PDF, 393KB)
Commonwealth Bank of Australia Exemption 10 of 2017 (PDF, 73KB)
Capricorn Society Limited Exemption 9 of 2017 (PDF, 532KB)
Cargill Australia Financial Services Pty Ltd Exemption 5 of 2017 (PDF, 545KB)
Cargill Australia Limited  Exemption 4 of 2017 (PDF, 571KB)
HSBC Australia Entities (HSBC Bank Australia Limited; HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited; The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited) Exemption 1 of 2017 (PDF, 437KB)
Boardroom Financial Services Pty Ltd Exemption 11 of 2016 (PDF, 80KB)
Third Link Investment Managers Pty Ltd Exemption 9 of 2016 (PDF, 42KB)
Telstra Corporation Limited Exemption 8 of 2016 (PDF, 41KB)
Tab Entities (TAB Limited; Tabcorp Holdings Limited; Tabcorp Wagering (Vic) Pty Ltd) Exemption 7 of 2016 (PDF, 102KB)
Reserve Bank of Australia Exemption 6 of 2016 (PDF, 56KB)
Mittopay Pty Ltd Exemption 5 of 2016 (PDF, 50KB)
BHP Coal Pty Ltd Exemption 4 of 2016 (PDF, 217KB)
HCL Australia Service Pty Ltd Exemption 2 of 2016 (PDF, 4KB)
The Foundation for Young Australians Exemption 13 of 2015 (PDF, 181KB)
CBH Grain Pty Ltd Exemption 12 of 2015 (PDF, 110KB)
Automatic Data Processing Limited Exemption 10 of 2015 (PDF, 504KB)
Victorian Funds Management Corporation Exemption 9 of 2015 (PDF, 557KB)
HSBC Australia Entities (HSBC Bank Australia Limited; HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited; The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited) Exemption 6 of 2015 (PDF, 1.3MB)
Department of Human Services Exemption 5 of 2015 (PDF, 589KB)
Indue Limited Exemption 4 of 2015 (PDF, 592KB)
Australian Secret Intelligence Service Exemption 3 of 2015 (PDF, 35KB)
BHP Coal Pty Ltd Exemption 2 of 2015 (PDF, 175KB)
Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority Exemption 1 of 2015 (PDF, 474KB)
BMW Financial Services New Zealand Limited  Exemption 5 of 2014 (PDF, 72KB)
GSM Mining Company Pty Ltd Exemption 4 of 2014 (PDF, 75KB)
Darlot Mining Company Pty Ltd Exemption 3 of 2014 (PDF, 77KB)
Fairview Equity Partners Pty Ltd Exemption 2 of 2014 (PDF, 1007KB)
Campus Living Accomodation Company Pty Ltd; Campus Living Villages (Macquarie) Pty Ltd; Capmus Living Flemington Road Pty Ltd; Campus Living Villages (Parramatta) Pty Ltd; UNSW Village Pty Ltd; Carillon Avenue Pty Ltd) Exemption 1 of 2014 (PDF, 1.5MB)
Rio Tinto Companies (Rio Tinto Limited; Rio Tinto Plc; Queensland Alumina Limited) Exemption 2 of 2013 (PDF, 625KB)
Infigen Energy Entities (Infigen Energy Limited; Infigen Energy Trust; Infigen Energy RE Limited; Infigen Energy (Bermuda) Limited) Exemption 1 of 2013 (PDF, 622KB)
QBE Management Services Pty Ltd Exemption 5 of 2012 (PDF, 519KB)
Chater Hall Escrow Agent Pty Ltd Exemption 4 of 2012 (PDF, 54KB)
The Trust Company (Australia) Limited Exemption 3 of 2012 (PDF, 60KB)
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited Exemption 2 of 2012 (PDF, 736KB)
Playford Capital Pty Ltd Exemption 1 of 2012 (PDF, 446KB)
Remittance Network Providers Exemption 8 of 2011 (PDF, 641KB)
Residential Tenancies Authority of Queensland Exemption 6 of 2011 (PDF, 50KB)
NSW Trustee and Guardian Exemption 5 of 2011 (PDF, 77KB)
Agnew Gold Mining Company Pty Ltd; St Ives Gold Mining Company Pty Ltd Exemptions 1-2 of 2011 (PDF, 1MB)
BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Corporation Pty Ltd Exemption 6 of 2010 (PDF, 56KB)
Department of Treasury and Finance (WA) Exemption 5 of 2010 (PDF, 49KB)
Department of Education Services (WA) Exemption 4 of 2010 (PDF, 52KB)
Indue Limited; Department of Human Services; Commonwealth Service Delivery Agency Exemptions 1-3 of 2010 (PDF, 195KB)
Department of Treasury and Finance (NT) Exemption 24 of 2009 (PDF, 68KB)
South Australian Film Corporation Exemption 23 of 2009 (PDF, 50KB)
La Trobe University  Exemption 22 of 2009 (PDF, 47KB)
Australian Power Partners B V & Others; IPower 2 Pty Ltd & IPower Pty Ltd; Canunda Power Pty Ltd; IPM Australia Limited; International Power (Energy) Pty Ltd; Synergen Power Pty Ltd; Pelican Point Power Limited Exemption 21 of 2009 (PDF, 433KB)
Paccar Financial Pty Ltd Exemption 20 of 2009 (PDF, 346KB)
Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Limited Exemption 19 of 2009 (PDF, 369KB)
State Trustees Limited Exemption 18 of 2009 (PDF, 433KB)
Public Trustee of Western Australia Exemption 17 of 2009 (PDF, 441KB)
Public Trustee of Tasmania Exemption 16 of 2009 (PDF, 427KB)
Public Trustee of South Australia Exemption 15 of 2009 (PDF, 424KB)
Public Trustee of Queensland Exemption 14 of 2009 (PDF, 428KB)
Public Trustee for the Northern Territory  Exemption 13 of 2009 (PDF, 431KB)
Public Trustee for the Australian Capital Territory Exemption 12 of 2009 (PDF, 429KB)
Metro Real Estate Services Pty Ltd Exemption 11 of 2009 (PDF, 41KB)
Tullett Prebon (Australia) Pty Ltd Exemption 10 of 2009 (PDF, 53KB)
BHP Billiton Limited; BHP Billiton Plc Exemption 9 of 2009 (PDF, 49KB)
Superannuation Funds Management Corporation of South Australia Exemption 8 of 2009 (PDF, 353KB)
Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Limited Exemption 7 of 2009 (PDF, 369KB)
BQL Management Pty Ltd Exemption 5 of 2009 (PDF, 352KB)
QSuper (Board of Trustees of the State Public Sector Superannuation Scheme ATF State Public Sector Superannuation Scheme) Exemption 4 of 2009 (PDF, 347KB)
Pacific Custodians Pty Ltd Exemption 3 of 2009 (PDF, 599KB)
ABN AMRO Equity Capital Markets Australia Limited; ABN AMRO Corporate Finance Australia Limited; ABN AMRO Equities Australia Limited Exemption 2 of 2009 (PDF, 1.7MB)
Anglican Managed Investment Fund Diocese of Bathurst Exemption 1 of 2009 (PDF, 343KB)
Public Trustee of Western Australia Exemption 21 of 2008 (PDF, 351KB)
Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Limited Exemption 20 of 2008 (PDF, 564KB)
Deloitte Management Pty Ltd (ASF Strategic Capital Superannuation Fund) Exemption 19 of 2008 (PDF, 338KB)
Department of Human Services; Commonwealth Service Delivery Agency; ReD Prepaid Cards Australia Pty Ltd Exemption 18 of 2008 (PDF, 668KB)
Citigroup Pty Ltd  Exemption 17 of 2008 (PDF, 76KB)
Citigroup Pty Ltd; Bank of Queensland Limited Exemption 16 of 2008 (PDF, 139KB)
Department of Treasury and Finance (Tas) Exemption 15 of 2008 (PDF, 46KB)
Hannover Life Re of Australasia Limited Exemption 14 of 2008 (PDF, 55KB)
Computershare Investor Services Pty Ltd; Computershare Clearing Pty Ltd Exemption 13 of 2008 (PDF, 136KB)
CPU Share Plans Pty Ltd; Computershare Plan Managers Pty Ltd Exemption 12 of 2008 (PDF, 194KB)
CBH Group (Bulkwest Engineering Pty Ltd; Bulkwest Pty Ltd; AgraCorp Pty Ltd; Grain Pool Pty Ltd; Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited) Exemption 11 of 2008 (PDF, 185KB)
Territory Housing; Chief Executive Officer (Housing) Exemption 10 of 2008 (PDF, 85KB)
Absolute Alpha Pty Ltd  Exemption 9 of 2008 (PDF, 44KB)
Australian Friendly Society Limited Exemption 8 of 2008 (PDF, 49KB)
Ancient Order of Foresters in Victoria Friendly Society Limited Exemption 7 of 2008 (PDF, 28KB)
Northern Territory Treasury Corporation; Queensland Treasury Corporation; South Australian Government Financing Authority; Tasmanian Public Finance Corporation; Treasury Corporation of Victoria; Western Australian Treasury Corporation; New South Wales Treasury Corporation Exemption 6 of 2008 (PDF, 245KB)
Watson Wyatt Superannuation Pty Ltd (ATF P&O Australia Superannuation Fund) Exemption 5 of 2008) (PDF, 38KB)
Queensland Power Trading Corporation (trading as Enertrade) Exemption 4 of 2008 (PDF, 36KB)
Watson Wyatt Superannuation Pty Ltd (ATF Uncle Tobys Superannuation Fund) Exemption 3 of 2008 (PDF, 38KB)
Pfizer Australia Superannuation Pty Ltd (ATF The Pfizer Australia Superannuation Plan) Exemption 2 of 2008 (PDF, 40KB)
Super Investment Management Pty Ltd Exemption 1 of 2008 (PDF, 35KB)
Combined Life Insurance Company of Australia Limited Exemption 2 of 2007 (PDF, 59KB)
Acorn Prudential Limited Exemption 1 of 2007 (PDF, 1.2MB)

Modification Declarations made by the AUSTRAC CEO under section 248 of the AML/CTF Act

Business/designated service Proposed Instrument Name
Fintel Alliance Participants Declaration 2 of 2019 (PDF, 219KB)
Equity Trustees Limited Declaration 1 of 2019 (PDF, 123KB)
Paypal Australia Pty Ltd  Declaration 3 of 2018 (PDF, 32KB)
Paypal Australia Pty Ltd Declaration 2 of 2018 (PDF, 42.7KB)
Tabcorp Designated Business Group and UBET Designated Business Declaration 1 of 2018 (PDF, 72.8KB)
Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility  Declaration 2 of 2017 (PDF, 205KB)
Bennelong entities Declaration 1 of 2017 (PDF, 345KB)
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited Declaration 2 of 2016 (PDF, 39KB)
Paypal Australia Pty Ltd Declaration 1 of 2016 (PDF, 38KB)
Check Vault Pty Ltd Declaration 4 of 2015 (PDF, 44KB)
Change Global Exchange Pty Ltd Declaration 3 of 2015 (PDF, 374KB)
Jam Payments Pty Ltd Declaration 2 of 2015 (PDF, 469KB)
American Express International Inc Declaration 1 of 2015 (PDF, 3.1MB)
Archer Capital  Declaration 4 of 2013 (PDF, 81KB)
Newcastle Permanent Building Society; Newcastle Friendly Society Declaration 3 of 2013 (PDF, 402KB)
Paypal Australia Pty Ltd Declaration 2 of 2013 (PDF, 243KB)
Section 75M (Registered persons to advise of material changes in circumstances) Declaration 1 of 2013 (PDF, 194KB)
Paypal Australia Pty Ltd Declaration 4 of 2011 (PDF, 452KB)
Westpac Banking Corporation Declaration 3 of 2011 (PDF, 48KB)
Paypal Australia Pty Ltd Declaration 2 of 2011 (PDF, 471KB)
Paypal Australia Pty Ltd Declaration 1 of 2011 (PDF, 42KB)
Section 45 (Reports of international funds transfer instructions) Declaration 2 of 2010 (PDF, 1.4MB)
Quadrant Private Equity Pty Ltd Declaration 1 of 2010 (PDF, 55KB)
Babcock & Brown International Pty Ltd Declaration 5 of 2009 (PDF, 68KB)
Royal Bank of Scotland plc Declaration 4 of 2009 (PDF, 565KB)
National Australia Bank Limited Declaration 3 of 2009 (PDF, 609KB)
Diners Club Pty Ltd Declaration 2 of 2009 (PDF, 620KB)
Section 38 (Applicable customer identification procedures deemed to be carried out by a reporting entity) Declaration 1 of 2009 (PDF, 48KB)
Babcock & Brown Limited Declaration 4 of 2008 (PDF, 65KB)
Paypal Australia Pty Ltd Declaration 3 of 2008 (PDF, 62KB)
Waratah Housing Co-operative Housing Society Group Declaration 2 of 2008 (PDF, 67KB)
Section 28 (Identification procedures for certain pre-commencement customers); managed investment schemes  Declaration 1 of 2008 (PDF, 51KB)

Exemptions made by AUSTRAC under the FTR Act

Business / designated service Instrument Name
Australia Postal Corporation Exemption 12 of 2016 (PDF, 50KB)
Man Investments Australia Limited Exemption 10 of 2016 (PDF, 494KB)
Section 18 (Opening etc of account with a cash dealer); account-blocking obligations Exemption 3 of 2013 (PDF, 20KB)

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Last updated: 26 Aug 2019
Page ID: 90

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