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General Insurance Reporting Framework

What's new

  • 16/03/2015 - 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.
  • 01/04/2014 - Click here for reporting guidance on reporting of number of risks written.
  • 26/03/2014 - From 30 May 2014, all APRA-reporting institutions must use AUSkey to submit returns via D2A. All existing APRA-issued digital certificates that have not already expired by 30 May 2014 will no longer be valid on or after 30 May 2014.
    APRA-reporting institutions that do not have an AUSkey must complete the AUSkey acknowledgement process to enable submission of returns via D2A using AUSkey. Please refer to APRA’s website at for further details on how to enable submission via D2A using AUSkey.
  • 12/07/2013 - Letter to general insurers and life companies regarding information to assist in reporting the 30 June 2013 Quarterly returns due on 26 July 2013. 
  • APRA has published new guidelines to assist reporting entities provide acceptable and complete commentary in response to anomalies detected in data submitted via D2A. This is an important component to ensuring data quality. Please see the document: Providing explanations of data guidelines, for more information.

Reporting Requirements

General insurers are required, under the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001 and its reporting standards, to provide data to APRA. The data is defined in the set of reporting forms and instructions. Some forms are subject to audit requirements. Guidance and assistance to help entities submit forms are provided.

Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001

Data Submission

APRA provides general insurers with software to encrypt and submit data

D2A (Direct to APRA)

Standard Business Reporting initiative

The Standard Business Reporting (SBR) initiative is a multi-agency initiative led by Treasury that will simplify business-to-government reporting in a number of ways. This will include the introduction of a single secure sign-on to submit reports to APRA and other SBR-participating government agencies. APRA will provide information to its regulated institutions in due course on the implementation of the SBR initiative, which involves all of APRA's reporting forms and will provide significant long-term benefits to institutions. For more information on SBR click here, or email

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Fax: 02 9210 3021

Write to: Manager, Data Collection
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
GPO Box 9836
NSW 2001