Corporations Act 2001
A person makes non-cash payments if they make payments, or cause payments to be made, otherwise than by the physical delivery of Australian or foreign currency in the form of notes and/or coins.
Note: Examples of actions that constitute making non-cash payments are:
The following are not making non-cash payments , even if they might otherwise be covered by subsection (1) : (a) making payments by means of a facility in relation to which one of the following applies:
(i) there is only one person to whom payments can be made by means of the facility;
(b) making payments by means of:
(ii) the facility is, or is of a kind, specified in the regulations as being a facility that is not to be covered by this section because of restrictions relating to the number of people to whom payments can be made by means of the facility, or relating to the number of persons who can use the facility to make payments;
(i) a letter of credit from a financial institution; or
(ii) a cheque drawn by a financial institution on itself; or
(iii) a guarantee given by a financial institution.