What is the PPSR?

The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is a national online register that can provide information to help protect consumers when they are buying personal property such as cars, boats or artworks (not including land or buildings).
If you check the PPSR before you buy, you can find out if the personal property you are buying has a security interest attached to it. This is important because if you buy property subject to a security interest, it is possible that the person or entity with the security interest will repossess it. 
For a small fee you can perform a search which will provide you with a search certificate detailing the results of the search.
Millions of searches and registrations are conducted every year on the PPSR. Some of the popular search topics and queries for individuals are listed in this section.