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

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

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

Exemptions made by AUSTRAC under the FTR Act

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

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Last updated: 16 Jul 2019
Page ID: 90

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