Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

AUSTRAC is Australia’s financial intelligence unit and anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulator. This Australian Government statutory agency is responsible for detecting, deterring and disrupting criminal abuse of the financial system, to protect the community from serious and organised crime. Through regulation and intelligence capabilities, AUSTRAC collects and analyses financial reports and information to generate financial intelligence. This vital information about potential criminals and criminal activity contributes to our national security and law enforcement investigations. AUSTRAC’s purpose is to build resilience in the financial system and use financial intelligence and regulation to disrupt money laundering, terrorism financing and other serious crime.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non-corporate Commonwealth entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    PGPA Rule (Schedule 1)

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Primary body

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • Materiality


  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    PO Box K534, Haymarket NSW 2140

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chief Executive Officer Mr. Brendan Thomas 29 January 2024 28 January 2029
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