Registration as an Affiliate Designated Remittance Provider - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to provide remittance services through a remittance network operated by a registered remittance network provider.

A remittance service involves using agents to transfer money from people in Australia, to pay people in another country. Remittance services may use their own electronic payment system, or other informal systems, allowing international money transfers to take place outside conventional banking. You are providing a remittance service if you are a non-financier and:

  • You accept an instruction for the transfer of money or property under a remittance arrangement; or
  • You make money or property available, or arrange for it to be available, to a transferee under a remittance arrangement.

Remittance network providers are not:

  • An authorised deposit taking institution;
  • A bank;
  • A building society; or
  • A credit union.

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 registration you must:

  • Obtain the consent of the relevant registered remittance network provider;
  • Be a registered independent remittance dealer; or
  • Be in the process of applying for registration as a registered independent remittance dealer; and
  • Provide information to AUSTRAC about their remittance business and key personnel;
  • Keep certain records about their business; and
  • Obtain and keep national police certificates for key personnel.

Key personnel in the business need to obtain a national police certificate (or foreign equivalent), prior to a registration application being submitted to AUSTRAC.

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





Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



Application for Registration as a Remittance Affiliate of a Registered Remittance Network Provider - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

Act(s) name

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Australian Government)

Contact details

AUSTRAC Call Centre
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

Mailing address:
PO BOX 5516
West Chatswood, New South Wales 1515

Toll Free:

1300 021 037


03 8636 0508


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