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APRA Connect user roles

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. 



APRA Connect user roles define different levels of access (e.g. draft, upload or submit).  This enables entities to limit access to sensitive information such as personal data required for Financial Accountability Regime reporting. 

There is no limit on the number of users per role.

Entities should be aware that granting access to a user enables them to view past and present data, in addition to editing submissions.

User role

Responsibilities, functionality and access level

Regulatory Reporting Administrator


Note: APRA requires at least one Administrator for each reporting entity.

Regulatory Reporting Administrators (Administrators) will be responsible for: 

  • granting access to other Administrators, Preparers, and Service Providers
  • managing user roles and permissions to ensure users remain current. This involves updating Administrators and Preparers when a user departs the organisation
  • uploading and submitting ad hoc documents to APRA.

Administrators will be able to draft and submit returns, request reporting due date extensions and exemptions.

Regulatory Reporting Preparer

Regulatory Reporting Preparers (Preparers) will be able to draft financial returns in APRA Connect in preparation for submission, but will not be able to submit the return.

Service Provider

The Service Provider role is for third-party administrators who submit on behalf of an entity. Service Providers will be able to draft, upload and submit financial returns.

Corporate Profile User

Corporate Profile Users will be able to edit corporate profile information, including Responsible Persons and Accountable Persons. No other roles will be able to view this information.

Ad hoc return permissions

Allow the user to request an extension or an exemption to upload an ad hoc file. This role can be assigned to a Service Provider in addition to their Service Provider role which is limited to submission of returns.

In readiness for the test environment, APRA will ask entities to provide the details of an initial Administrator for each entity. This information will be important to ensure that APRA can assign an initial Administrator role for each entity in the test environment, which will in turn enable the entity to assign roles to other users in the test environment. Entities will also be responsible for advising APRA of any change to the Administrator for APRA Connect prior to go-live.

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