Other regulators and organisations
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is the national charity regulator.
Memorandum of Understanding (PDF 189KB) signed 13 June 2013.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
The ACCC's primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with the Commonwealth competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws. A Memorandum of Understanding with the ACCC covering liaison, cooperation, assistance, joint enquiries and exchange of confidential information arrangements was signed on 21 December 2004.
Australian Federal Police (AFP)
The AFP is responsible for safeguarding Commonwealth interests and investigating serious and complex crime against the Commonwealth.
Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA)
AFSA is responsible for the oversight of Australia's personal insolvency regime. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by ASIC and AFSA on 30 September 2014.
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)
APRA is responsible for ensuring financial institutions will be able to honour their commitments when they fall due. It promotes the safety and soundness of deposit-taking institutions, life and general insurance companies, and larger superannuation funds. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by ASIC and APRA on 28 November 2019.
Australian Securities Exchange Limited (ASX)
ASX operates Australia’s primary national exchange for equities, derivatives and fixed interest securities.
Memorandum of Understanding between ASIC and ASX signed on 28 October 2011
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
The ATO administers tax legislation and is responsible for all self-managed superannuation funds.
ASIC and the ATO signed a Memorandum of Understanding in August 2017.
Chi-X Australia Pty Limited (Chi-X)
Chi-X operates a market in securities and managed investments with wholesale and retail participation.
The Clean Energy Regulator
The Clean Energy Regulator is responsible for administering legislation that will reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of clean energy. ASIC is responsible for overseeing activities that involve financial services for regulated emissions units and the financial markets that trade them. We signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Clean Energy Regulator on 1 June 2012.
The Department of Jobs and Small Business is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces. We signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Jobs and Small Business on 10 April 2018.
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)
The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions is responsible for the prosecution of offences against Commonwealth law including all Acts administered by ASIC. Our relationship is governed by the Memorandum of Understanding with the DPP entered into on 1 March 2006.
Financial Reporting Council (FRC)
The FRC is a statutory body established under the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 and is responsible for providing broad oversight of the process for setting accounting standards in Australia and giving the Minister reports and advice on that process. The FRC and ASIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 30 June 2004.
Members of the Council of Financial Regulators
The Council of Financial Regulators, of which ASIC is a member, has discussed developments in the Australian and international financial systems on a regular basis. In an effort to strengthen these relationships further and to improve public understanding of the responsibilities of each of the agencies, the Council members have agreed on a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dealing specifically with crisis management arrangements. The MOU reflects the strong commitment of Australia’s regulatory agencies to the open exchange of information and to a co-ordinated response to threats to the stability of Australia’s financial system.
Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)
The RBA is responsible for monetary policy and the stability of the financial system. ASIC and the RBA signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 20 March 2002.
Standard Business Reporting (SBR)
Standard Business Reporting offers business a quicker and easier way to lodge information with ASIC and 11 other Commonwealth and State government agencies, starting from 1 July 2010. ASIC signed the Standard Business Reporting MOU on 24 June 2010.
The Panel is a peer review body that regulates corporate control transactions in widely held Australian entities, primarily by the efficient, effective and speedy resolution of takeover disputes.
ASIC and the Panel Executive signed a new Memorandum of Understanding on 27 March 2017.
Consumer agencies and organisations
For links to other government and business organisations go to the business.gov.au website.
We also work closely with other law enforcement agencies and organisations in Australia and overseas.