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APRA Connect communications and past updates

APRA has temporarily suspended the project to replace APRA’s Direct to APRA (D2A) data collection solution with APRA Connect in response to the COVID-19 situation. APRA will advise when the project recommences. 


Last updated: 24 March 2020

APRA communicates regularly with stakeholders about the new data collection solution, to be called APRA Connect, including with email updates, letters to regulated entities, and webinars.

Latest communications and updates

March 2020

February 2020

December 2019

October 2019

September 2019

Email: DCS Subscriber Update 11 - September 2019 (originally sent as update 10)

Timeline of stakeholder communications and updates

The following table shows key information provided to stakeholders about the new Data Collection Solution:

August 2019

  • Webinar for reporting entities about the Implementation Plan including a demonstration of the new solution
  • View a recording of the webinar and read the transcript
  • Please note the demonstration is indicative only as it is still being developed

July 2019

June 2019    

Email: DCS Subscriber Update 9 - June 2019

April 2019    

Media release - APRA selects vendor to provide new Data Collection Solution

November 2018    

August 2018    

July 2018    

APRA’s Response to Industry summarises our key findings on the features stakeholders have said they would like in the new Data Collection Solution.

May 2018    

April 2018    

March 2018    

APRA held a webinar to explain the new Data Collection Solution to industry and stakeholders. It was presented by:

  • General Manager, Data Transformation, Katrina Ellis
  • Data Collection Solution Business Lead, Daniel Hunt
  • Data Collection Solution Principal Analyst, Rosemary Nyul

You can watch a recording of the webinar and read the presentation slides:

February 2018    

APRA issued a letter inviting stakeholders to provide feedback throughout the engagement process of the project: 

In March 2018, APRA commenced an engagement program with reporting entities, administrators, industry bodies and Regtech providers, to identify the most desirable features for the new system, and how best to transition to it.

APRA engaged with:

  • 293 attendees across 10 webinars
  • 85 attendees to seven industry and Regtech roundtables
  • 64 attendees to three cross-industry technical working session

We also received 47 written submissions and 112 responses to the online survey.

Emails responded to 16 questions which were presented in the Key Items document. We published the non-confidential submissions:


You can read some of the non-confidential, unedited responses provided to APRA's online survey about the new Data Collection Solution: 


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