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Registered Financial Corporations (RFCs) Reporting Framework


What's new 
  • 23/04/2018 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 registered financial corporations. 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.
  • 16/01/2018  APRA together with the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Reserve Bank of Australia have compiled economic and financial statistics frequently asked questions (EFS FAQs) in response to requests for clarification from entities. Click here for the EFS FAQs.
  • 23/08/2017 - Consultation on modernised economic and financial statistics (EFS) data quality framework. Click here for more details, discussion paper, and proposed reporting standard.
  • 23/08/2017 - Response to submission on modernised EFS data collection for ADIs and RFCs. Click here for more details, response paper, and final reporting standards.
  • 16/01/2017 - Consultation on modernised EFS data collection for ADIs and RFCs. Click here for more details, discussion paper, and proposed reporting standards.
  • 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.


    Registered Financial Corporations with more than $50 million assets 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 framework for RFCs, and guidance to help entities submit forms are provided in the links below:

    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