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Fees for using the PPSR

We charge fees for our services including for searching and registering on the PPSR. You can call the contact centre for help with some services, but it’s cheaper to do some things online rather than by phone. Some services are only online and some are only through the contact centre.

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Fees table

Our fees are determined under PPS Law by the Attorney General.

This was registered on the Federal Register of Legislation as the Personal Property Securities (Fees) Determination 2018 on 28 June 2018. These are set out in the table below.

PPSR fees are not subject to GST.

Service

Online fee

Contact centre fee

Searching the PPSR

 

 

Do a search

$2.00

$7.00

Getting a certificate, statement or report

 

 

Get a search certificate (new or a copy)

no fee

no fee

Get a copy of a verification statement

no fee

no fee

Get a special-purpose report

contact centre only

$300.00 per hour

Creating a registration

 

 

Register a security interest (7 years or less)

$6.00

online only

Register a security interest (7+ years to 25 years)

$25.00

online only

Register a security interest (no set end date)

$115.00

online only

Changing a registration

 

 

Make a minor change such as:

  • changing the free text description of collateral (without extending the end date or adding a grantor)
  • setting an earlier end date
  • removing one of the grantors

no fee

online only

For registrations of 7 years or less—change to a later end date or add a grantor

$6.00

online only

For registrations of 7+ to 25 years—change to a later end date or add a grantor

$25.00

online only

For registrations with no set end date—add a grantor

$115.00

online only

Ending a registration

 

 

End a registration

no fee

online only

Managing a secured party group (SPG)

 

 

Set up an SPG or change its details (e.g. email address)

no fee

online only

Transfer registrations to another SPG

no fee

online only

Maintaining a registration

 

 

Keep a registration going (in response to a query from the registrar)

contact centre only

$4.00

 

How our fees are set

 

Our current fees were determined in accordance with PPS Law by the Attorney General. This was registered on the Federal Register of Legislation as the Personal Property Securities (Fees) Determination 2018 on 28 June 2018.

Fees are set in accordance with the Australian Government Charging Framework. The Charging Framework supports the Australian Government’s role in delivering quality public programmes to Australian citizens, communities, and the economy more broadly. It supports government entities to design, implement and review government charging.

The PPSR is cost recovered meaning our fees are charged to cover the cost of providing our services. Cost recovery includes fees and charges related to the provision of government goods and services (including regulation) to the private and other non-government sectors of the economy.

In accordance with the framework, we develop a cost recovery impact statements (CRIS) in consultation with our stakeholders to demonstrate how we came to the fee amounts for each service. The most recent CRIS has applied since 1 August 2018.

See our Cost Recovery Implementation Statement for further details:

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