Counter-terrorism financing sanctions review

  • Media release

The Australian Government has reviewed and relisted 27 persons and 36 entities for counter-terrorism financing sanctions due to expire in 2022, as part of our commitment to preventing terrorism at home and abroad.

The sanctions constrain terrorists and terrorist entities from obtaining arms, funds, and other material support which is crucial to the conduct of terrorism activities and attacks.

It is a serious criminal offence, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and substantial fines, to use or deal with assets of, or make assets of any kind available to, listed persons or entities.

The sanctions will next be reviewed in 2025.

Australia also lists 256 persons and 91 entities subject to the United Nations’ ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida counter-terrorism sanctions regime.

The 2022 review was undertaken in line with Australia’s obligations under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373 (2001), affirming Australia’s commitment to international frameworks and a rules-based order.

Australia is committed to our domestic and international obligations to suppress terrorism and will freeze the assets of those involved in terrorist activities.

A consolidated list of sanctions is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs website: Consolidated List | Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (

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