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General Insurance Reporting Framework

What's new 
  • 29/12/2017 - APRA uses validation rules within D2A to validate the data submitted by reporting entities. Entities are expected to correct any reporting errors identified by these rules. Click here for the list of latest D2A Validation Rules for General Insurers. Some validation rules relate to calculated cells in D2A forms. Click here for the list of formulae (‘derivation rules’) used to generate values in calculated cells.
  • 20/07/2016 - Letter to Level 2 General Insurance groups informing of the removal of the requirement to report the unaudited second semi-annual return. Click here for a letter to industry with more information
  • 15/05/2016 A new data query process has been implemented for regular data collections. Queries will be sent in a spreadsheet attached to an email. Please email your responses in the spreadsheet provided. If you need to provide additional information which will not fit in the ‘Response’ column, please add a new worksheet to the spreadsheet sent to you with the data queries and name the new worksheet tab as the query ID.​
General insurers are required, under the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001 and its reporting standard, to provide data to APRA. The data is defined in the set of reporting forms and instructions.
Information on the reporting requirements for general insurance companies, and guidance to help entities submit forms are provided in the links below:

Some forms are subject to audit requirements; for more information see Prudential Standard GPS 310 Audit and Actuarial Reporting and Valuation.

Submitting data to APRA
APRA provides general insurers with software to encrypt and submit data using
D2A (Direct to APRA).
For technical queries regarding the D2A system, please contact the D2A helpdesk on (02) 9210 3400 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST or by emailing
Standard Business Reporting

APRA has adopted Standard Business Reporting (SBR), an Australian Government initiative that simplifies business-to-government reporting in a number of ways, including:
  • a single secure sign-on to submit reports to participating government agencies called AUSkey. Refer to for more information; and
  • a definitional taxonomy for reporting to all participating government agencies.
Contact Information

If you have queries on regulatory reporting for general insurance companies, please contact APRA by emailing