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Life Insurance and Friendly Societies Reporting Framework

What's new 
  • 23/04/2018 - Learn about the Data Collection Solution project
  • 23/04/2018APRA uses validation rules within D2A to validate the data submitted by reporting entities. Entities are expected to correct any reporting errors identified by these rules. Click here for the list of latest D2A Validation Rules for life insurers and friendly societies. Some validation rules relate to calculated cells in D2A forms. Click here for the list of formulae (‘derivation rules’) used to generate values in calculated cells.
Life insurers and friendly societies are required, under the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001 and its reporting standard, to provide data to APRA. The data is defined in the set of reporting forms and instructions.
Information on the reporting requirements life insurance companies and friendly societies, and guidance to help entities submit forms are provided in the links below:
Some forms are subject to audit requirements; for more information see Prudential Standard LPS 310 Audit and Actuarial Requirements.
Submitting data to APRA
APRA provides life insurers and friendly societies with software to encrypt and submit data using
D2A (Direct to APRA).
For technical queries regarding the D2A system, please contact the D2A helpdesk on (02) 9210 3400 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST or by emailing
Standard Business Reporting

APRA has adopted Standard Business Reporting (SBR), an Australian Government initiative that simplifies business-to-government reporting in a number of ways, including:
  • a single secure sign-on to submit reports to participating government agencies called AUSkey. Refer to for more information; and
  • a definitional taxonomy for reporting to all participating government agencies.
Contact Information
If you have queries on regulatory reporting for general insurance companies, please contact APRA by emailing