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1 December 2022

Direction for data collections

This page contains APRA's direction for data collections and each industry’s roadmap for the creation of new collections and the transition to APRA Connect over the next five years.

December 2022


On 1 December 2022, APRA released a response paper addressing feedback on its direction for data collections consultation, published in March 2022.

The response paper and non-confidential submissions can be found below:

Response paper

Non-confidential submissions

APRA's Direction for data collections Webinar

Streamed 4 May 2022

APRA's Direction for data roadmap is ambitious and will require significant investment from industry to achieve this transformation over the next five years. Senior decision-makers are encouraged from across APRA-regulated entities to join us for this unique opportunity and be ready to consider their own roadmaps in line with the transition to APRA Connect.  

In this webinar, Deputy Chair Helen Rowell provides insights into APRA's roadmap to transform the collection of financial industry data.

Alison Bliss, General Manager Data Analysis and Insights, presents a case study to highlight the importance of industry involvement in design and implementation, and next steps in the consultation process. The webinar set the scene for industry roundtables and help entities prepare to engage on key issues. 

A transcript is available here.

March 2022

On 31 March 2022, APRA released its discussion paper on Direction for data collections which sets out APRA's changing approach to data collection, the rationale for these changes and an outline of the implementation roadmap. 

APRA has outlined plans to collect richer data on APRA Connect, its new data collection system. The proposed collections will enable APRA and peer agencies to deliver deeper insights, while ultimately reducing the burden for industry. The transition will be completed by the end of 2027 allowing APRA to fully decommission the Direct to APRA (D2A) data collection tool. 

The roadmap details the proposed timing for each regulated industry moving all of its data reporting across to APRA Connect, as well as plans to introduce a series of new data collections. 

APRA intends to engage closely with entities and other key stakeholders on the proposed roadmap and encourages written submissions by 24 June 2022.  

Media release:APRA lays out five-year data collection roadmap.

Discussion paper

Note on submissions

It is APRA's policy to publish all submissions on the APRA website unless the respondent specifically tells APRA in writing that all or part of the submission is to remain confidential. An automatically generated confidentiality statement in an email does not satisfy this purpose. If you would like only part of your submission to be confidential, you should provide this information marked as 'confidential' in a separate attachment.

Submissions may be the subject of a request for access made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOIA). APRA will determine such requests, if any, in accordance with the provisions of the FOIA. Information in the submission about any APRA-regulated entity that is not in the public domain and that is identified as confidential will be protected by section 56 of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998 and will therefore be exempt from production under the FOIA.