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Point in time search – Individual Grantor

Before you begin

You will need:

  • To be a PPSR account system administrator
  • Your payment details*see Note 1
  • Date and time of the point in time you want to search
  • Individual Grantor Full name and Date of Birth *see Note 2
  • Your email address

Note 1. Any credit card or a Visa/MasterCard debit card or account payment facility.
Note 2. You must have an authorised reason to conduct an Individual grantor search. Note 3. If you do not have an email address, the information will still be available online.

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Instructions Note 1: The authority to search

Where a search is undertaken against an individual grantor, the PPS Act requires that the search must be undertaken by a person with an authorised purpose (as set out in Part 5.5, section 172 of the PPS Act) You may search the PPSR using an individual’s details if you are:

  • a person who has been given the individual’s consent to search
  • an individual or organisation needing to decide whether to provide credit to a person or organisation
  • an individual or organisation needing to decide whether to invest in, with or through a person or organisation
  • an individual or organisation needing to establish whether personal property is subject to an existing security interest

You can search the PPSR as at a previous point in time, to identify registrations that were current at that earlier date and time.

The instructions in the section below describe how to complete a point in time search for an individual grantor.

Beginning your search

Go to PPSR home

Log in to your account using your username and password. 

Go to the PPSR Search tab and click on Point in Time search and Individual Grantor.

Enter your information

  1. Read the PPSR conditions of use. If you accept them, declare that you are searching the PPSR for an authorised purpose by selecting the check box.
  2. Choose the date you wish to search on.
  3. Select the specific time from the drop down buttons.
  4. Enter the grantor’s given names
  5. Enter the grantor’s family/surname
  6. Enter the grantor’s date of birth.
  7. The fee for the search is displayed on the screen
  8. Click ‘Next’


  1. Enter your credit card details. The fee for the search is displayed on the screen.
  2. If you would like your receipt emailed to you, enter your email address. Entering your email address here only emails your receipt. It does not email your search certificate.
  3. Click Pay now. The next page will allow you to email your search certificate.
  1. Search result summary The result of your search is displayed, along with a unique search number and a downloadable Tax invoice/Receipt, which will be emailed to you only if you supplied an email address.
  2. Click on the Email certificate button to have the certificate sent by email.
  3. Enter your email address and confirm it in the next field.
  4. Click on the Email button to receive your search certificate.
  5. The information box shows that the search certificate has been sent to the email address given.

What does this search cover?

You can search the PPSR by an individual grantor to identify whether the individual had any security interests over their personal property at a specified point in time.

Make sure identity details are correct

Check the date the identification was issued. For example, the grantor might have a new driver’s licence and their previous licence listed their maiden name. Ask for the previous identification.

Check the type of identification. For example, if the person recently obtained a driver’s licence for the first time, the form of identification that was previously used might have been a passport. The person’s name on the passport might differ from their driver’s licence. Ask for the previously highest ranking form of identification.

How the PPSR searches for grantors

Find out more about how the PPSR searches the database and what exact match searching for grantor searches means.

Other considerations for individual grantor searches

Has the individual changed his/her name?

Partnerships - for a partnership with an ABN, registrations are made against an ABN. However, a partnership is not a separate legal entity. Consider searching on each partner, as well as the partnership.

Trusts - for a trust with an ABN, registrations are made against an ABN. However, if the trust does not have its own ABN, registrations may be made against the trustee, whether an individual or organisation. Relevant information for the individual or organisation trustee will need to be obtained to conduct searches.