About Peppol

Peppol simplifies e-procurement by enabling businesses to electronically exchange standards-based documents.

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

If you are looking to offer your services as an Access Point (AP) or Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) Provider with customers predominantly in Australia, OpenPeppol recommends that you sign up with the Australian Peppol Authority.

Peppol is based on a 4-corner model where a 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 Provider within the Peppol network, rather than being required by a trading partner to use a specific provider.

The Peppol Framework is made up of three key components:

  1. Network - Peppol eDelivery network (the 4-corner model)
  2. Document specifications - Business Interoperability Specifications (BIS)
  3. Network governance – Peppol Transport Infrastructure Agreements (TIA)

About Peppol Authorities

OpenPeppol delegates authority over the implementation and use of the infrastructure within a defined jurisdiction to local Peppol Authorities.

The ATO became a Peppol Authority on behalf of the Australian Government on 31 October 2019. 

The functions of the Australian Peppol Authority include:

  • supporting accreditation of Service Providers within A-NZ
  • supporting the development of Peppol standards and specifications within A-NZ
  • providing support for Peppol Service Providers contracting with the A-NZ Peppol Authorities
  • monitoring and ensuring Service Provider adherence to Peppol and local requirements
  • supporting and engaging with the wider Peppol community.

If you have any questions about the ATO’s role as a Peppol Authority contact e-invoicing@ato.gov.au.

Become an OpenPeppol member

OpenPeppol is an international association of Peppol members with the responsibility for development and maintenance of the Peppol framework. Membership includes:

  • helping to ensure ongoing review of Peppol specifications and services
  • influencing the possible expansion of Peppol specifications
  • influencing the development of eProcurement standardisation and adoption of standards
  • access to global group of private and public sector members.

For more information about OpenPEPPOL membership visit the OpenPeppol website.

OpenPeppol membership is mandatory for all service providers who intend to be Peppol Access Point or SMP Providers. 

Other digital service providers may choose to participate in the Peppol community by becoming an OpenPeppol member.

Apply to become an OpenPeppol member at any time by contacting info@peppol.eu and completing the registration forms.