Registration as a Debt Agreement Administrator - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to operate as a debt agreement administrator in Australia. A debt agreement administrator is a commercial business that assists debtors with information and prepares debt agreement proposals and administers debt agreements.

If you are a registered trustee and intend to act as an administrator in your own name you will not need separate registration.

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

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • Have completed the mandatory qualifications detailed in the Guidelines;
  • Attach a criminal database search in the name of the company and each individual that is a director;
  • Demonstrate that you have the ability, including the knowledge, to immediately perform satisfactorily the duties of a debt agreement administrator; and
  • Comply with the obligations as set out in the legislation.

Both individuals and companies may apply.

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


3 years.



$2 200


First 3 years registration: $1 300.


$1 700

Administering agency

Australian Financial Security Authority
Regulation and Enforcement

Act(s) name

Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Bankruptcy Regulations 1996 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Australian Financial Security Authority
Regulation and Enforcement

Mailing address:
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601


1300 364 785

Supporting information


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