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  • Appendix 1: Financial services industry codes



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    The relevant industry code must be an accurate description of your main business activity. Your main business activity is the activity from which your business derived the highest gross income. For example, if you are the head entity of an income tax consolidated group whose only source of income is dividends from the shares you hold in your subsidiaries, your main business activity would be the activity from which the income tax consolidated group derived the highest gross income.

    Business industry code

    Industry sub-heading

    Industry activity


    Central banking

    Central bank operation


    Depository financial intermediation

    Bank operation

    Development bank operation

    Savings bank operation

    Trading bank operation


    Depository financial intermediation

    Building societies

    Permanent building society operation


    Depository financial intermediation

    Credit unions


    Depository financial intermediation

    Finance company operation

    Money market dealers


    Non-depository financing

    Financing nec

    Terminating building society operation


    Financial asset investing

    Corporate unit trusts - assessed as companies

    Friendly society operation

    Holding company operation - ie holding shares in subsidiary companies

    Investment association operation

    Investment company operation

    Investment operation - own account

    Public trading trust operation - assessed as companies

    Unit trust - corporate operation, assessed as companies

    Unit trust - public trading operation, assessed as companies

    Unit trust operation - except corporate and public trading trusts


    Life insurance

    Life insurance provision


    Health and general insurance

    Funeral benefit provision

    Health insurance


    Health and general insurance

    Accident insurance provision

    Fire insurance provision

    General insurance

    Household insurance

    Insurance - accident, house, marine and general

    Motor vehicle insurance

    Third-party insurance

    Travel insurance provision

    Workers' compensation insurance


    Auxiliary finance and investment services

    Commodity futures broking or dealing

    Financial asset broking service

    Mortgage broking service

    Stockbroking or trading


    Auxiliary finance and investment services

    Credit card administration service

    Executor service

    Financial service nec

    Nominee service

    Portfolio investment management services

    Security valuation service

    Share registry operation

    Superannuation fund management service - on a fee or commission basis

    Trustee service


    Auxiliary insurance services

    Actuarial service

    Claim assessment service

    Insurance agency service

    Insurance broking service

    Insurance consultant service

    Investing in patents and copyrights

    Last modified: 09 Nov 2011QC 24292