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Casual users access or use the PPS Register without having created an account. Casual users are often individuals who use the PPS Register on a once-off or casual basis.

A unique sequential number that is allocated for certain transactions relating to a registration, including creation, amendment or discharge.

This is the type of change that generates a change number for a registration.

For non-registration events this is the type of change performed on the register.

For a motor vehicle, the series of numbers/letters that are attached or stamped on the vehicle's chassis by the vehicle manufacturer to uniquely identify the vehicle.

A writing which evidences both a monetary obligation and a security interest in, or lease of, specific goods; for example, a hire-purchase agreement. It would not include a negotiable instrument, an investment instrument, an investment entitlement or a document of title.

The Convention on International Civil Aviation signed on 7 December 1944 in Chicago. The Chicago Convention establishes rules on the allocation of nationality and registration marks for aircrafts.

Under this Convention, Australia is assigned the nationality mark 'VH'. An example of a nationality and registration mark for an Australian aircraft is 'VH-WOV'.

Circuit layout refers to the original layout designs for integrated circuits and computer chips. Circuit layout rights are intangible personal property.

For the purposes of Part 9.5, has the meaning given in section 340 of the PPS Act.

Personal property that is the subject of a security interest. By way of example, the motor vehicle that is provided as security for the loan given by a bank to finance its purchase.

The following classes of collateral are prescribed in the PPS Regulations:

  • agriculture
  • aircraft
  • all present and after-acquired property
  • all present and after-acquired property, except
  • financial property
  • intangible property
  • motor vehicles
  • other goods, and
  • watercraft.

Each registration must only relate to a single collateral class.

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