FCC RegUpdate

On October 24, 2023, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) issued a call to action for reporting entities, urging them to enroll with the regulator to avoid potential financial penalties. The AML/CTF Act has been amended to provide a clearer understanding of how penalty units accumulate for unenrolled businesses.

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Starting from November 09, 2023, if a business has offered designated services for a minimum of 28 days but has not enrolled with AUSTRAC, daily penalties will begin to accrue. For each day that a firm remains unenrolled after this date, it may be subject to a penalty of up to 12 penalty units for individuals and up to 60 penalty units for corporate entities, with each unit costing AUD 313.

Penalty Units for Unenrolled Businesses:

  • Individual Businesses: AUD 3,756 per day
  • Corporate Bodies: AUD 18,780 per day


Annual Accumulated Fines:

  • Individual Businesses: AUD 1,370,940
  • Corporate Bodies: AUD 6,854,700