CBA File Processing Errors

Due to an issue with the Commonwealth Bank’s File processing server, the ADF has been unable to process payment files since 30 August 2022 at 9:30am. All transactions made in this time have been recorded and will be released when the server is back up and running. We will provide updates regarding this issue as it progresses.

2021 Annual Report Now Available

During 2021, the continuation of pandemic economic responses, lockdowns and associated social impacts changed the way we all undertook our lives and work. Despite these headwinds, our customers again displayed resilience and continued to support those most in need.

This resilience and customer support allowed the ADF to exercise ongoing stewardship and successful financial performance enabling the ADF to provide a $15m distribution to the Archdiocese to fund key pastoral ministries and initiatives. Our 2021 Annual Report further details our financial performance as well as works we have undertaken to support our community and customers. The Annual Report can be found here

Christmas Business Hours

The ADF will be operating as normal throughout the Christmas and New Year holiday period with the exception of the gazetted public holidays. Any customers pre-loading files or transactions for the holiday period should ensure that they have sufficient funds in their account to cover the total amount of transactions to be processed.

If you require a temporary daily limit increase to allow for your files to be processed, please complete the form found under the Resources & Forms tab and email to

We would like to wish all of our customers a safe and happy Christmas.

ADF Customer Survey – Direct Debit Solutions

As part of the ADF’s continuous review process, we are currently exploring advanced direct debit facilities.

We are looking to find an all-in-one solution that can debit fees and other charges from bank accounts, credit cards and potentially even BPay. Some of the key points we are looking at is the ability to electronically authorise deductions as well as the ability to safely store sensitive information.

Your feedback is valuable to us and this information will really help to shape the solution. The survey can be found at