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E-invoicing in Australia

The Australian government is strongly stimulating e-invoicing for B2B and B2G. 

Even though there is no official obligation in Australia, switching to electronic invoicing has many benefits.

Discover below what the options are for sending e-invoices and get started in a few easy steps.

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E-invoicing requirements in Australia

Legal obligations

There is currently no obligation to use e-invoicing for B2B or B2G in Australia. Considering the global trend of e-invoicing, this will likely change in the future.

Electronic invoices have many benefits: they will save you both time and money en help you avoid invoice fraud.

You can start sending your first Australian e-invoice in just a few easy steps. Read more about the options below.

Options for sending e-invoices to Australia

There is no official public portal in Australia to submit or receive e-invoices. The prefered network in Australia is Peppol: an open, international network for e-invoicing.

After registering on an official Peppol Access Point, such as Billit, you can start sending your first e-invoice straight away. 

Apart from being a Peppol Access Point, Billit also lets you safely create, send and receive your Australian e-invoices in one central platform. It takes just a few minutes to register on the Peppol network and send your first e-invoice.

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How to send e-invoices to Australia

If you want to send invoices via Peppol you only have to register on an official Peppol Access Point.

Follow the steps below to register on the Billit Access Point and send your first invoice.

Step 1

Create a Billit account

  • Create your free trial account using the button below.
  • Enter your company information in the 'My company' tab.
  • Through the menu item 'My Profile' you can further complete your company details.
Billit - Create Account
Step 2

Create a customer

  • Click on 'Customers' in the menu on the left and click the '+add' button
  • Fill in your customer's details
  • In the section 'invoicing address' set the country to 'Australia'
  • Fill in the Australia Business Number (ABN) for your customer. You can look up ABN numbers for B2B and B2G in the government database. Read more about the validity of ABN numbers here.
  • When you fill in the name or the first digits of an enterprise number, Billit will autocomplete the data with information from the ABN database
Billit - Dashboard
Step 3

Create & send invoice

  • Go to the income tab to create your first invoice and click the '+Add' button
  • In the customer field, select the customer you've just created
  • Fill in the rest of your invoice and click 'create invoice' to finalize
  • Click the 'Send' button to see all sending options
  • Billit will automatically recognize if your customer is connected to Peppol. Click the green 'Send via Peppol' button to send your invoice
Billit - Create Invoice

Why use Peppol?

Peppol is a secure and closed network with many advantages:


Safely exchange sensitive financial data

The identity of everyone affiliated with the network is verified, so you can be sure that the invoices you receive are genuine, and you avoid invoice fraud.


Automate your invoicing process

The invoices you send through the network are completely digital, so you can process them automatically in your invoicing software.


Avoid retyping data

E-invoices in the UBL standard are automatically read correctly. This prevents human error during processing.


Gain more financial insight

Linking to your bank account means that outgoing and incoming invoices are automatically matched and you get a better overview of your company's financial situation.


Send invoices quickly

Peppol is fast: your recipient will receive your invoice within 10 minutes of sending it. Combined with automatic processing, this will save a lot of time.

What is Peppol?

Peppol is an open network for securely sending and receiving business documents such as invoices. It is designed to simplify the purchase-to-pay process between governments and suppliers. Peppol was developed by the European commission but is on its way to become a global standard.

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Which identifiers are being used in Australia

There are many kinds of identifiers for sending invoices via Peppol. Find out the difference between each option below.

Type Description Example
Australian Business Number (ABN) An 11-digit enterprise number for companies. It works as a unique ID and allows other entrepreneurs to safely look up information about companies they do business with. 94290001060
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