Declaration as an Identifying Cash Dealer - Australian Government


You will require this declaration if you are a cash dealer. A cash dealer includes:

  • financial institutions
  • financial corporations
  • motor vehicle dealers who are insurers
  • trustees or a manager of a unit trust
  • currency or bullion dealers
  • casinos and gambling houses.

Cash dealers have obligations under various Acts, depending on the nature of the service. The Acts that impose obligations are:

  • Financial Transaction Report Act (FTR Act)
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act (AML/CTF Act).

You may be an entity that offers multiple services that will have obligations under both Acts

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:

  • carry out the designated verification procedures and take all reasonable steps to complete the procedures promptly in each case
  • report to the Agency in relation to information obtained as a result of carrying out the above-mentioned procedures
  • provide the Agency with written reports in respect of certain periods regarding your compliance with the legislation
  • do any other actions which are specified in your application form.

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

If you are involved in a cash transaction which is $10,000 or more (including foreign currency equivalent), you must submit a significant cash transaction report (SCTR).




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Act(s) name

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

Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988 Australian Government

Administering agency

Attorney-General's Department

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

Contact details

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