• Last edited on: 16 November 2020


Examples of compliant cXML invoices and credit notes for Australia.


When setting up your remit-to address , your Australian Business Number (ABN, equivalent to the Tax ID or VAT ID in other countries) must be in the following format: ABN 12 345 567 890

All monetary amounts must include the alternateAmount and alternateCurrency attributes. The alternate currency must be set to AUD . See Providing Amounts in Local Currency for more info.

Invoice content requirements

Invoice Content Field Mandatory/Conditional Comments
Name Mandatory The full name of the supplier
Address Recommended The address of the supplier
Australian Business Number Mandatory The australian business number (ABN) of the supplier
Name Conditional The full name of the buyer
Address Recommended The address of the buyer
Australian Business Number Conditional The australian business number (ABN) of the buyer
Invoice Date Mandatory The date of issue of the invoice
Invoice Number Recommended The number under which the invoice is mentioned in the sales journal of the supplier.
Invoice Currency Mandatory The currency which is used in the transaction
Local Currency Tax Mandatory The GST amount expressed in AUD
Exchange Rate Recommended The exchange rate between AUD and the currency which is used in the transaction
Original Invoice Number Recommended The original invoice number
Net Total Recommended The total net amount
Quantity Mandatory The quantity of the goods supplied or the extent and nature of the services rendered.
Description Mandatory The description/nature of the goods or services
Tax Summary Mandatory The extent to which each good/service included in the supply is subject to GST
GST Rate Recommended Applicable GST rate per good/service
Tax Amount Conditional GST Payable at line level
Unit Price Mandatory Unit price exclusive of GST
Any others, please specify:
Tax Invoice Recommended The words "Tax Invoice" or "Adjustment Note"
Early Payment discount Recommended

Extrinsic fields

There are no specific non-standard cXML fields (extrinsics) required to send a compliance-assured Australian invoice. You may require additional extrinsics specific to your industry or billing situation. See Adding Extrinsics to Your Invoice for more info.

Example invoices