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APRA is replacing D2A

APRA is undertaking a major transformation program to keep pace with advancements in data, analytics and technology. Replacing the data collection tool Direct to APRA (D2A) with a new Data Collection Solution is critical to this program.

APRA releases the new Data Collection Solution Implementation Plan

April 2019

The Implementation Plan informs reporting entities on the actions required now to prepare for the commencement of the new solution in early 2020. It also outlines the approach for managing the Data Collection Solution project risks, and APRA’s future direction for data collections. As more information becomes available,  APRA will release updates to the Implementation Plan.

Thank you to those who completed the Implementation Plan Survey. Your feedback has been considered and will be used to infom the next iteration of the Implementation Plan. This survey has now closed. Please direct any further feedback or queries to the DCS Project mailbox: newdatacollectionsolution [at] apra.gov.au


Learn more about the new solution including the background, vision and benefits.

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Frequently asked questions

Find out answers to the most commonly asked questions about the new Data Collection Solution.

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Reference and working groups

APRA formed three groups to provide guidance and direction for key decisions and how to implement the transition to the new solution.

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Communications and past updates

APRA communicates regularly with stakeholders including with email updates, letters to regulated entities and webinars.

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Industry implementation will take place from March 2020

The timeline below shows significant milestones:


Announcement to replace D2A
APRA informs reporting entities of its intention to replace D2A.


Early 2018

Industry engagement on the new Data Collection Solution direction
Engagement with entities. Input received from more than 1,800 reporting entities through engagement activities.

July 2018

Response to Industry
Summary of key solution features entities desired in a data collection solution.

August 2018

Data Collection Solution Request for Tender APRA's requirements and preferred features for an off-the-shelf solution.

April 2019 - February 2020

Solution Build
APRA implements the solution with the chosen vendor.

October 2019 - February 2020

Test environment and training
APRA leads entities through testing, providing feedback, undertaking training.


March 2020 onwards

Solution Go-Live
Entities transition to the new solution.
Ongoing test environment available.

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