ACAMS continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation globally where the safety of our community, including our participants, speakers, sponsors and employees is our priority. In reference to this, we have cancelled all live events up to June 30, 2020.

For the moment, ACAMS Inaugural AML & Financial Crime Conference – Australasia will proceed as planned and we will continue to be guided by local health and Government authorities. Please refer back to this website to receive further updates.

Identify, Disrupt and Protect:
Combatting Crime with Technology and Intelligence

Australia has one of the largest and most developed economies in the APAC region and is home to thousands of banks and financial services companies. Per the Financial Action Task Force, Australia has achieved high results in international cooperation and substantial results in risk, policy and coordination, the use of financial intelligence and combating terrorist financing and proliferation financing. In order to maintain the success, financial institutions must learn to navigate a robust legal framework, put in place to protect the country’s financial system against money laundering threats and the financing of terrorism.

ACAMS is pleased to launch the Inaugural AML & Financial Crime Conference – Australasia in Sydney, on 7 – 8 December 2020. As part of our International Annual Conference Series, this Conference will provide insights on some of the latest developments in the anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism regulatory environment and the dynamic sanctions landscape.

In preparing for the Australasia Conference, we have assembled a Task Force of senior practitioners to assist in the development of a program agenda that will deliver the challenges these rapidly changing times present. We hope the speakers invited will prepare you for what lies ahead.

Educational Credit Units (ECUs) Recorded

We provide automated entry of ECUs upon attendance of the Conference (12) and CAMS and / or CGSS Examination Preparation Seminar (6).

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CAMS Examination Preparation Seminar


The Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) credential is the gold standard in anti-money laundering certifications and recognized internationally by financial institutions, governments and regulators as a serious commitment to protecting the financial system against money laundering.


CGSS Examination Preparation Seminar

The Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS) Certification is an ACAMS certification that equips an organization’s workforce with a credential that represents a serious commitment to compliance with sanctions, in a world of increasingly complex laws, regulations and policies.


Prior to ACAMS Inaugural AML & Financial Crime Conference – Australasia, Live CAMS and CGSS Examination Preparation Seminars conducted in English will take place on 6 December 2020 at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. These Live Seminars are FREE to those who are attending the Conference and have purchased the CAMS and / or CGSS Certification Package but have not sat for the CAMS and / or CGSS Exam.

* These Live Seminars will not accept walk-in applications. Please register in advance.

^ These Live Seminars will take place at concurrent format. Participants will only be able to join one of the Seminars.


A block of rooms at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney has been reserved at a discount rate for this Conference. Early booking is recommended due to high demand during the period.

All bedding type arrangements are based on request and subject to hotel availability. Please indicate your preference upon reservation and hotel will try their best to accommodate.

Discounted rates will expire on 15 November 2020.

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

For reservation, please
click here.

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