AUSTRAC uses financial intelligence and regulation to disrupt money laundering, terrorism financing and other serious crime.
AUSTRAC’s dual regulatory and intelligence functions work hand in hand to protect Australia’s financial system.
Serious crime is motivated by profit, and no matter the size, almost all criminal acts leave a financial trail and AUSTRAC has the right tools and expertise to follow these trails.
Our regulatory function ensures we get high quality data and entities comply with their obligations. It requires the financial sector to put in place systems and controls that protect them from criminal abuse, while also reporting on financial transactions and suspicious activity.
This reporting provides AUSTRAC’s intelligence analysts with the information they need to identify risks and develop intelligence products that support law enforcement and national security operations and investigations.