Australia and New Zealand PEPPOL Localisation Consultation

Submissions closed: 14 August 2019, 7pm

The purpose of this consultation is to get feedback on proposed country specific localisation requirements, to enable the exchange of e-Invoices in Australia and New Zealand using the PEPPOL international interoperability framework.


The Australian and New Zealand governments are working on a joint initiative to introduce electronic invoicing (e-Invoicing) in both countries.  This includes the adoption of an international interoperability framework from the Pan European Public Procurement Online (PEPPOL) standards body, and both Australia and New Zealand becoming PEPPOL Authorities.

To enable the exchange of e-Invoices in Australia and New Zealand using the PEPPOL framework, country specific arrangements and requirements are necessary to meet the needs of our legal and operational environment, such as replacing VAT with GST.

The purpose of this consultation is to get feedback on our current activities and approach to enabling the PEPPOL framework in Australia and New Zealand, and the proposed localisation requirements, which once finalised, will become an essential part of the local PEPPOL implementation.

What is e-Invoicing?

E-Invoicing is the direct exchange of invoice data between suppliers’ and buyers’ financial systems. E-Invoicing will significantly reduce manual handling, so that invoice generation and payment processes become faster and more accurate, with fewer problems and delays.

What is PEPPOL?

PEPPOL is an international association that maintains a proven interoperability framework, supported by a global community of technology service providers (the e-Delivery Network), and common document specifications including the e-Invoice.

These enable businesses to exchange documents from different systems electronically, using the same protocols and formats, with digital signing technologies applied to ensure the security of any documents or messages transmitted through the e-Delivery Network.

PEPPOL is based on three major pillars:

  • the network (PEPPOL eDelivery Network);
  • the document specifications (PEPPOL Business Interoperability Specifications ‘BIS’); and
  • the legal framework that defines the network governance (PEPPOL Transport Infrastructure Agreements).

PEPPOL Localisation Consultation

We are pleased to invite submissions from all interested parties in relation to questions posed about the proposals for:

  • Australia-New Zealand local (domain-specific) requirements such as the on-boarding and accreditation processes
  • Australia-New Zealand extensions (localised adaptions) to the standard PEPPOL Business Interoperability Specification (BIS) invoicing/billing documents

Any other suggestions and comments are also welcome.

Information Webinar

A webinar will be held on Wednesday 31 July from 12.00pm to 1.30pm NZ time (10.00am to 11.30am Australian Eastern Standard Time) to work through the Australia and New Zealand PEPPOL consultation documents.

No need to register, simply join us on the day via Webex(external link)