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New version of Direct to APRA (D2A) released - upgrade required by 31 March 2021

The Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) has just released version 6 of Direct to APRA (D2A), APRA’s electronic data submission system, which is used by financial entities (regulated and non-regulated) to fulfil their reporting obligations to APRA. Entities must download and install the new version by 31 March 2021.

D2A version 6 contains a number of important security updates and performance enhancements. These include:

  • Integration of myGovID authentication;
  • Increased memory resulting in quicker processing of submissions;
  • Better business rule validations and error checks; and
  • Updated branding.

What entities need to do

Entities should plan to upgrade all instances of D2A between now and 31 March 2021. D2A version 6 is available to download from APRA’s website at Download and install D2A, together with installation instructions and an updated Help Guide. Please note that all forms in D2A will need to be refreshed once the upgrade is completed, and all submissions after 31 March 2021 must be made using D2A version 6. Entities will be able to view all previous submissions in the new version.  

For D2A support and questions, please contact the D2A Help Desk via e-mail or call (02) 9210 3400 between the hours of 9am and 5pm AEST.

Yours sincerely,

André Korenhof
Senior Manager – Data Analytics and Insights
Cross-Industry Insights and Data Division