Australia – Country Profile

Australia – Country Profile

National e-invoicing Context

Australia and New Zealand announced the adoption of the PEPPOL framework for e-invoicing in February 2019.

Both countries established separate PEPPOL authorities in October 2019 and are working together to create a seamless business environment.

The common approach to e-invoicing is another step in the digital transformation of both economies and to harness the opportunities it brings to deliver benefits to our communities.

 

Localisation of PEPPOL in Australia

The following PEPPOL components have been localised for use in Australia:

  • Annex 5 to the Transport Infrastructure Agreements
  • Localisation of PEPPOL BIS Billing 3.0 to support Australian tax and business requirements
    • A-NZ invoice specification
    • A-NZ self-billing specification.

Service Providers looking to provide Access Point or Service Metadata Publisher services in Australia and/or New Zealand should comply with the Annex 5 requirements in each country they operate in.

 

PEPPOL Authority

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) operates the Australian PEPPOL Authority.  The ATO is the Australian Government’s principal revenue collection agency and administers Australia’s tax system and significant aspects of Australia’s superannuation system, as well as the Australian Business Register, supporting the delivery of government benefits to the community.

The Australian PEPPOL Authority works closely with the service provider and business community to develop the localised requirements and provides support to Access Point and Service Metadata Publisher Providers in Australia.

 

Contact

For further information visit the Australian PEPPOL Authority webpage or www.ato.gov.au/e-invoicing.

You can contact the Australian PEPPOL Authority by sending an email to e-invoicing@ato.gov.au.