Registrable Superannuation Entity (RSE) Licence - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this licence if you operate as a trustee for a registrable superannuation entity (RSE). A trustee may be a:

  • Constitutional corporation;
  • Body corporate; or
  • Individual trustee.

All trustees of a registered RSE must be licensed. There are serious penalties for operating without an RSE licence.

There are different classes of RSE licences:

  • Public offer entity;
  • Non-public offer entity;
  • Extended public offer entity; and
  • Acting trustee.

The class of licence you obtain may specify the classes of registered RSE's that you can belong too.

Trustees of self-managed superannuation funds regulated by the ATO and public sector superannuation schemes are exempt, and all superannuation entities other than those self-managed superannuation funds regulated by the ATO and exempt public sector superannuation schemes need to be registered.

Only an RSE licensee can register a superannuation entity.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You will need to apply with the approved form and pay the prescribed fee. If the Authority requests additional information, you must supply it before the licence is granted to you.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


A licence remains in force subject to conditions placed on it by the Authority.



Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.

Administering agency

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Act(s) name

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority


02 8037 9015

Toll Free:

1300 558 849

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