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Creating an account

Before you begin

You will need:

If relevant, you may need your company's B2G number and/or ABN, ACN, ARBN or ARSN

Note 1. This can be you or another member of your company or group (also known as an account system administrator).

Create an account now 

There are no fees for setting up or maintaining accounts.


The instructions in the section below are given as animated images which will play once the image is clicked, and, as text below the images. You may stop the animation at any time by clicking the image again.

Please note:

  • Becoming an account customer is not needed if you are only making a one-off search of the PPSR as a casual user.
  • If you want to use the search function of the PPSR regularly, an account will allow easier access to previous searches and certificates.
  • If you need to register and/or manage security interests on the PPSR, you need to create an account.

How to start

From any page on the PPS Register (see the Create an account now link at the top of this page) , click on the 'Create an account' link on the right hand side navigation in the 'Account log in' Section.

Entering account details

  1. Click on the 'Start account creation' button to go to the first step.
  2. Accept the Account Customer Terms and Conditions by clicking in the field beside the star.
  3. Enter your account customer name.
  4. Enter your own, or your company's, mailing address.
  5. Enter the account customer identifier (e.g. ABN, ACN, ARBN or ARSN) if relevant. Verify the identifier.
  6. Enter contact details for the account. The Register will create a System Administrator for the account from the contact details entered.
  7. Click next.

Entering account preferences

Select and enter the following account preferences:


What it means

Account payment type

Choose how you will pay for your account transactions. You can choose between pay as you go and pre-pay. You can apply to become a credit customer after creating your PPSR account.

Send financial statements/tax invoices

Choose how often the PPSR will email financial statements and tax invoices to you. The choices are:

  • never
  • monthly
  • monthly (suppress if nil balance/nil activity)*                
  • every transaction

Only PPSR accounts with the payment type of pay as you go can choose to send their financial statements and tax invoices for every transaction. Pay as you go do not receive monthly statements.

Only PPSR accounts with the payment types of credit and pre-pay will receive monthly statements.

*If the PPSR account is not used within a billing month and there are no monies outstanding, credit and pre-pay account customers will not receive monthly statements.

Email address for financial statements/tax invoice

The PPSR will send financial statements and tax invoices to this email address.

Click Next

Review the information entered and confirm account creation


  1. Check all information, ensuring it is all correct.
  2. If it is correct, click create account customer.


  1. Your account customer number, username and password will be displayed, along with the name of the administrator.
  2. Your account customer number and username will be displayed.
  3. A link to set a password will be emailed to the user.

First log on

You must now click the link in the email to set a new password to something you will remember and then set up your three secret questions which will be used if you forget your password or lock your account. This needs to be completed in 24 hours or the link will expire.

  1. Click on the link sent to you in your email.
  2. Create a new password using the guidelines on the page.
  3. Confirm your new password.

Why should I create an account?

Benefits of a PPSR account include:

  • registration – account customers are able to create, amend and discharge registration transactions
  • efficiency – an account can make payment quicker and help remember your secured party groups. Account users can also create registration templates to help users of their account create registrations.
  • reports – account customers can access reports about their usage
  • customised access – account customers can customise system access for their users based on the transactions they want them to be able to perform. Account customers can also set up favourite grantors to use when conducting searches, registrations and requesting alert notifications.

What can I do as an account customer?

A PPSR account allows you to:

  • manage your transactions, e.g. searches and registrations
  • provide access to multiple users
  • choose payment method.

Account administrator roles and responsibilities

Once the PPSR account has been created the account administrator can manage the account, set up groups and permissions and users for this account, and change account details.

Each PPSR account has a minimum of one account administrator. Consider having more than one account administrator so you can support your account users if one account administrator is away. Having multiple account administrators will also allow the administrators to assist each other with their own password resets, unlock requests and share any PPSR administrative tasks.

The account administrator is responsible for: