Approval as an Approved Deposit Fund - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to be the provider of an approved deposit fund. An approved deposit fund is a fund that is an indefinitely continuing fund maintained by an approved trustee solely for approved purposes. It does not accept contributions but does accept rollovers.

Please consult the Agency and their website for further details.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

In your application you will be required to demonstrate compliance with the current operating standards and legislative requirements, including proof of compliance with SIS fitness and propriety standards and responsible lending conduct requirements.

Extensive requirements and obligations apply to this licence. Please consult the Agency for full details.


As specified by the Agency.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



Application for Approval as an Approved Deposit Fund - This form is available directly from the Agency and their website.



Lodge this registration with Australian Prudential Regulation Authority in your nearest capital city.

Administering agency

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Act(s) name

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 1993 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority


02 8037 9015

Toll Free:

1300 558 849

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