Fees for using the PPSR

The Personal Property Securities (Fees) Determination 2015 was made under subsection 190 (1) of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 by the Attorney-General and registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments on 13 May 2015.  

Current fees from 1 July 2015

Services may be available online or via the National Service Centre. Select services may only be available online or through the National Service Centre. Some services have no fee. See details below.

Current fees from 1 July 2015
Activity Online Service fee Contact Centre Service fee
Search
Search by serial number (motor vehicle, watercraft , aircraft, intellectual property) $3.40 $3.40
Search by grantor (Individual person or an Organisation) $3.40 $3.40
Search by PPSR registration number $3.40 $3.40
Ordinal search of the register $3.40 $10.60
Point-in-time search of the register n/a $10.60
Certificates and results and verification statements
Issue a search certificate note 1 no fee no fee
Reissue a search certificate $3.40 $10.60
Develop a special-purpose report for account holders ($ per hour) n/a $300.00
Reissue a copy of a verification statement $3.40 $10.60
Register a financing statement
Register a financing statement where the duration is seven years or less $6.80 n/a
Register a financing statement where the duration is more than seven years but less than or equal to 25 years $34.00 n/a
Register a financing statement that has no stated end time $119.00 n/a
Register a financing statement with respect to a transitional security interest See Note 2 n/a
Attachments
Attach a document to a financing statement $3.40 n/a
Amend a financing statement
Minor amendment to a financing statement or a change of free text description of collateral (where change of details does not extend the  end date or result in an additional grantor $3.40 n/a
Amend a financing statement where the duration is seven years or less to extend the end date or add a grantor $6.80 n/a
Amend a financing statement where the duration is more than seven years but less than or equal to 25 years  to extend the end date or add a grantor $34.00 n/a
Amend a financing statement that has no stated end time (e.g. additional grantor) $119.00 n/a
Change the end time of a registered financing statement to an earlier time no fee n/a
Remove grantor (where the registration has more than one grantor) from financing statement no fee n/a
Discharge a financing statement
Discharge a financing statement no fee n/a
Manage secured party groups
Establish a secured party group or amend details no fee n/a
Transfer single, multiple or all registrations to another secured party group no fee n/a
Change address for service for a secured party group no fee n/a
Maintenance fees
Maintain the effectiveness of a registration n/a $4.00

The above fees are not subject to GST.

Note 1:The fee for a search allows drill down on each returned registration. The fee also includes the issue of search certificates.

Note 2: The PPS Act provided a 24 month transitional period to register pre-existing security interests at no cost. The transitional period ended at the end of January 2014. Normal registration fees apply for transitional registrations as from 1 July 2015.

The PPSR operates on a cost recovery basis in accordance with Australian Government policy and incorporates the provision of services online, by phone and by hardcopy (mail and fax). Fees for the services provided are determined by the Attorney-General and are based on a Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS), which is prepared in consultation with stakeholders.

Previous fees

The fees below were based on the PPSR CRIS 2013-14 and took effect from 1 July 2013.

Activities available both online and from the PPSR Contact Centre

The following activities are available both online and from the National Service Centre (NSC).

List of previous fees for using the PPSR
Activity Online fees

Contact Centre fees

Searches (Note 1)
Search of the register by grantor $4.00 $4.00
Search of the register by serial number $4.00 $4.00
Search of the register by PPSR registration number $4.00 $4.00
Undertake an ordinal search of the register $4.00 $12.50
Certificates and results
Issue of a search certificate (Note 1) No fee No fee
Reissue search certificate $4.00 $12.50
Other
Issue a copy of verification statement $4.00 $12.50

The above fees are not subject to GST.

Online activities

The following activities are only available online and cannot be obtained from the NSC.

Fees for online-only activities
Activity Online fees
Register a financing statement
Register a financing statement that has no stated end time $140.00
Register a financing statement where the duration is seven years or less $8.00
Register a financing statement where the duration is more than seven years but less than or equal to 25 years $40.00
Transitional security interest No fee
Attachments
Attach a document to a financing statement $4.00
Amend a financing statement
Amend a financing statement that has no stated end time (e.g. additional grantor) $140.00
Amend a financing statement where the duration is seven years or less (e.g. extension of end date, addition of a grantor) $8.00
Amend a financing statement where the duration is more than seven years but less than or equal to 25 years (e.g. extension of end date, addition of a grantor) $40.00
Minor amendment to a financing statement or a change of free text description of collateral (where change of details does not impact on end date, result in additional grantor) $4.00
Change the end time of a registered financing statement to an earlier time No fee
Remove grantor (where the registration has more than one grantor) from financing statement No fee
Discharge a financing statement
Discharge financing statement No fee
Manage secured party groups
Establish a secured party group or amend details No fee
Transfer single or all registrations to another secured party group No fee
Change address for service for a secured party group No fee

The above fees are not subject to GST.

PPSR Contact Centre activities

The following activities are only available from the National Service Centre. Go to contact us.

PPSR Contact Centre activities

Activity

Contact Centre fees

Searches (Note 1)
Undertake a point-in-time search of the register $12.50
Certificates and results
Develop a special-purpose report for account holders ($ per hour) $300.00

The above fees are not subject to GST.

Note 1: The fee for a search allows drill down on each returned registration. The fee also includes the issue of search certificates.