E-invoicing is the direct exchange of invoices between suppliers’ and buyers’ financial systems in a structured format.

E-invoices can be sent directly to a customer’s software system, even if the buyer and supplier are using different systems, as long as both systems are PEPPOL e-invoicing enabled.

To read more about e-invoicing including its benefits and how to get ready for e-invoicing visit e-invoicing on the ATO website.

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Australia and New Zealand (A-NZ) announced the adoption of PEPPOL framework for e-invoicing in 2019 and has developed localised invoice specifications based on PEPPOL BIS Billing 3.0.

If you are looking to offer your services as an Access Point (AP) or Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) with businesses predominantly in A-NZ, Open PEPPOL recommends that you sign up with the relevant local authority when it is established. A-NZ will each be establishing a PEPPOL Authority (PA) and are expecting to be operational by late 2019.

PEPPOL is based on a 4-corner model where every business and its trading partners communicate via their Access Points. The 4-corner model gives buyers and suppliers the freedom to choose any Access Point within the PEPPOL network, rather than being required by a trading partner to use a specific provider.

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Getting ready for PEPPOL e-invoicing

Onboarding and accreditation

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Getting ready for PEPPOL e-invoicing

While we are finalising our local specifications and requirements, there are things that Digital service providers can do now to get ready.

Learn about OpenPEPPOL

Read and understand the:

Become an OpenPEPPOL member

OpenPEPPOL membership is mandatory for all services providers who intend to offer AP and or SMP services within the PEPPOL network. 

You can apply to become an OpenPEPPOL member at any time by contacting info@peppol.eu and completing the registration forms.

Plan your implementation

Find out about Software for PEPPOL Implementations.

Onboarding and accreditation

Digital Service Providers looking to provide Access Point or Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) services in A-NZ should look to sign the Transport Infrastructure Agreements (TIAs) with the country in which they predominantly operate in. 

Read more about the A-NZ accreditation process (DOCX, 433KB).

Contact us

If you have any questions about e-invoicing contact e-invoicing@ato.gov.au

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