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Our legislation

The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) is the main piece of legislation that underpins the operation of the PPSR and how it is administered.

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As well as the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPS Act), there are also important regulations which govern how the PPSR works called the Personal Property Securities Regulations 2010.

For more information about important changes to our laws, see Key legislative changes and key case law.

Review of the PPS Act

On 4 April 2014, the Attorney-General announced a review of the PPS Act as required by section 343 of the PPS Act.

For more information about about the consultation and to view the final report see Statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009.

Fee determination

The Personal Property Securities (Fees) Determination 2018 contains the determination of our current fees. It was made under subsection 190 (1) of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 by the Attorney-General and registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 28 June 2018. For more information, see Fees for using the PPSR.

Approved forms

The PPS Act states that some notices, applications or provisions of information can or must be given in the 'Approved Form'. This generally means we have determined how these kinds of things must be published or provided. It includes things like applications of PPSR registrations, notices under the dispute a registration process, search certificates, verification statements and notices required to be given when enforcing security interests.

Current version

The approved forms were determined in the Personal Property Securities (Approved Form) Instrument 2021.

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