Glossary

Find out more about the different terms we use on the PPSR.

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Airframe means airframe (other than those used in military, customs or police services) that, when appropriate aircraft engines are installed thereon, are certified by a competent aviation authority (in Australia, this is the Civil Aviation Safety Authority) to transport:

  • at least eight (8) persons including crew, or
  • goods in excess of 2750 kg,

together with all modules and other installed, incorporated or attached accessories, parts and equipment and data manuals.

See definition of 'airframe' in the PPS Regulations.

Aircraft that is further described as airframe must be described by serial number in a registration. The serial number for aircraft engine comprise of:

  • the airframe's manufacturer's number, that is, the serial number attached to the airframe by the manufacturer
  • the manufacturer's name, and
  • the manufacturer's generic model description.

collateral class registerable on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).

It includes all personal property over which the grantor has an interest both at the time a registration is made and after.

This is sometimes abbreviated to ‘AllPAAP’.

collateral class registerable on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).

It includes all present and after-acquired property, except for any personal property of the grantor stated in the registration as being exempt.

This is sometimes abbreviated to ‘AllPAAP except’.

A written demand (authorised by the Act) from a person with an interest in the collateral, requesting the secured party amend its registration by registering a financing change statement, which may terminate the registration or omit certain collateral.

If the secured party does not amend the registration, the requestor may invoke a further procedure through the Registrar or the court.

ARBNs are issued to registrable Australian bodies and foreign companies. The ARBN is a unique nine digit identifier, usually printed in three groups of three digits, and no two bodies can have the same ARBN.

If an entity with an ARBN has an associated ABNACN, or ARSN you can search ABN Lookup using that ABN, ACN or ARSN.

See the Australian Securities Investments Commission (ASIC) website for more information about the ARBN.

Example:

000 000 123

ARSNs are issued to Managed Investment Schemes. The ARSN is a unique nine digit identifier, usually printed in three groups of three digits, and no two bodies can have the same ARSN.

If an entity with an ARSN has an associated ABNACN or ARBN you can search ABN Lookup using that ABN, ARBN or ARSN.

See the Australian Securities Investments Commission (ASIC) website for more information about the ARSN.

Example:

000 000 123

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

See the Australian Securities Investments Commission (ASIC) website for more information.

  • the successful creation of a security interest in property that can be enforced against that property

OR

  • A document attached to historical registrations (including migrated registrations) which included additional details about the collateral.

Users are not able to include attachments on current registrations. The absence of an attachment does not alter the effectiveness of a registration.

The ABN is a unique 11 digit identifier issued to all entities registered in the Australian Business Register (ABR). It is used when dealing with government agencies (including the Australian Taxation Office) and other businesses.

An ABN can have a status of active or cancelled. A status of cancelled means the business has ceased trading. If an entity with an ABN has an associated ACNARBN or ARSN you can search ABN Lookup using that ACN, ARBN or ARSN.

See the Australian Business Register website. for more information about ABNs.

Access the Australian Business Register's ABN Lookup.

Example:

63 384 330 717 (AFSA's ABN)

A register of information provided to the Australian Taxation Office by businesses and other entities when registering for an ABN.

Publicly available information on entities with an ABN is available publicly from the ABN Lookup website.