Australian Payments Plan

The payments system is the lifeblood of the economy. It touches everyone everyday: individuals, community bodies, businesses and government – and our expectations and experiences are changing rapidly as we move into the digital economy.

It is against that backdrop that the Australian Payments Council released the Australian Payments Plan in December 2015. The Plan provides strategic direction for the payments community to ensure that the payments system continues to meet the evolving needs of all Australians.

The Plan anticipates how payments will evolve over the next 10 years and provides a framework for ensuring the payments system maintains the desirable characteristics of Resilience, Efficiency, Accessibility and Adaptability as the future unfolds.