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Tax Invoices

The University of Adelaide will only make payment for invoices which meet Australian Taxation Office requirements.

What constitutes a valid tax invoice?

Tax Invoices for taxable sales of less than $1,000 must include enough information to clearly determine the following details:

  1. that the document is intended to be a tax invoice
  2. the seller's identity
  3. the seller's Australian business number (ABN)
  4. the date the invoice was issued
  5. a brief description of the items sold, including the quantity (if applicable) and the price
  6. the GST amount (if any) payable – this can be shown separately or, if the GST amount is exactly one-eleventh of the total price, as a statement such as 'Total price includes GST'
  7. the extent to which each sale on the invoice is a taxable sale (that is, the extent to which each sale includes GST) 

In addition, tax invoices for sales of $1,000 or more need to show the buyer’s identity i.e. addressed to The University of Adelaide.

All invoices for international goods or services must be compliant with the laws of the country in which the invoice was produced.

Country Specific Requirements

There are specific requirements for payments made in Chinese Renminbi (RMB/CNH) and Indonesian Rupee (IDR). These are requirements of the respective Governments / banking systems and are not imposed by Finance & Procurement Services or our banking institution.  For any questions, contact the Treasury Manager.

  • China (RMB/CNH)
    • Beneficiary Full Account Name
    • Beneficiary Account Number
    • Beneficiary Bank Name, Bank Address and SWIFT Code
    • 12 digit CNAPS (China National Advanced Payment System) Code
    • Purpose of Payment (this is limited to Trade for Goods, For Services, Capital Transfers, Charity Donation and Other)
    • Invoice Number
  • Indonesia (IDR)
      • Beneficiary Full Account Name
      • Beneficiary Account Number
      • Beneficiary Bank Name, Bank Address and SWIFT Code
      • Purpose of Payment
      • Invoice Number


  • Where do I send tax invoices for payment?

    All invoices are paid by Accounts Payable and should be sent by email to invoices@adelaide.edu.au, or

    Accounts Payable
    The University of Adelaide
    Adelaide SA 5005.