Australian Government Architecture


What are Payments?

Payments describes the services that manage government payments. It includes incoming and outgoing payments to individuals, businesses and authorised representatives.


To centralise all payments management processes into a single, digital platform to increase efficiency and reduce complexity for government service delivery.

Policy Elements

Payments policy (Position) Mandate:
  • Avoid investments in new or standalone payments solutions

  • Reuse existing investment in payments 


This capability is part of the following domain.

Government Service Delivery


The following policies have requirements that impact this capability.
Mandate: Unendorsed
Status: Consulting


The following designs include examples of how digital solutions in this capability can be delivered.
Government EasyPay is a telephone and Internet collection service available to Australian Government agencies
The Revenue Receipting Platform is an inbound payments platform designed to receive payments and temporary payments on a large scale, with repayment refunds, pay later billing, POS, EFTPOS, direct debit and the reversal capabilities. The Revenue Receipting Platform is intended for reuse by…
Single Touch Payroll (STP), is an Australian Government initiative to reduce employers' reporting burdens to government agencies With STP, you report employees' payroll information to us each time you pay them through STP-enabled software. Payroll information includes: salaries and wages; pay as…
Program to integrate COVID-specific IT systems with Health IT systems.
The Payment Utility is a payments platform designed to deliver payment services at a large scale, with receivables and deductions management capabilities.
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