Declaration as an Identifying Cash Dealer - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this declaration if you are a cash dealers or authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) intending to use certain designated identification checks to satisfy the identification verification requirements.

Cash dealers are required to comply with identification requirements in order to verify the identity of persons intending to open a new account or become a signatory to an existing account.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this declaration you must provide a written undertaking where you undertake to:

  • Carry out the designated verification procedures and to take all reasonable steps to complete the procedures promptly in each case; and
  • Report to the Agency in relation to information obtained as a result of carrying out the above-mentioned procedures; and
  • Provide the Agency with written reports in respect of certain periods regarding your complaince with the legislation.

Your application, and the undertaking accompanying it, must be signed by yourself personally or, if you are a body corporate, your principal executive officer.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.





No fees are required.



Application for Declaration as an Identifying Cash Dealer - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

Act(s) name

Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Help Desk
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

Operating address:
Level 7, Tower A, Zenith Centre
821 Pacific Hwy
West Chatswood
New South Wales 2067
Mailing address:
PO BOX 5516
West Chatswood, New South Wales 1515


02 99500055




02 99500054

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