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APRA Connect

APRA Connect is the new data collection solution for reporting entities to lodge entity information and data with APRA and will progressively replace Direct to APRA (D2A). Data collected by APRA under the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001 is used for prudential supervision, statistical publications and shared with partner agencies.

APRA Connect facilitates the development of future data collections which will use broader and more granular data models that can be used by APRA and partner agencies to fulfil multiple data requirements. These models will require less aggregation and are designed to be more aligned to the industry’s underlying data structures. Submission methods will be made available that take into account the complexity of data. 

Access APRA Connect at to submit information and data.

Latest updates

  • 18 January 2024 - Various returns updated - please refer to the change log on APRA’s website under your relevant industry for more details.
  • 8 December 2023 - Updates to primary keys in SRS 332 to allow reporting of all valid combinations.
  • 11 November 2023 – Various changes to returns. Details can be found in the relevant taxonomy artefacts.
  • 19 October 2023: Release of enhancement: Sensitive Data Submission. Includes ‘Sensitive Data Submitter’ role and ‘Sensitive Data Submission’ return. 
  • 11 July 2023: Final release of AASB 17 / PHI Capital collections in APRA Connect Test for Insurers. Taxonomy artefacts have been updated with the new collections.
  • 6 June 2023: Second release of AASB 17 / PHI Capital collections will be available in APRA Connect Test for insurers to extend their practice of data preparation and submission. Taxonomy artefacts have been updated with new collections. 
  • 25 May 2023: Bug fixes and clarifications to the existing Superannuation Data Transformation (SDT) reporting standards build following consultation on minor amendments. AASB forms deployed into the external test environment
  • 28 March 2023: Minor amendments to reporting standards introduced under Phase 1 of the Superannuation Data Transformation (SDT) and relevant changes to the forms. AASB priority forms deployed into the external test environment
  • 21 February 2023: Various performance improvements introduced to the system 
  • 3 February 2023: Updates made to the new capital framework collection and automated overdue notices turned off 
  • 22 November 2022: published reporting taxonomy artefacts for the first parallel reporting period of the New Capital Framework
  • 14 October 2022: Performance issues address and new Capital Framework collection available to entities in the external test environment
  • 27 June 2022: APRA Connect is integrated with the Australian Government Digital Identity System