Registration of Limited Partnerships - Victoria

Service summary

This registration allows you to form a limited partnership.

A partnership is made up of two or more people who jointly carry on a business for profit. Under a general partnership, all partners are equally responsible for the business, and have unlimited liability for its debts and obligations.

A limited partnership allows you to form a partnership with one or more general partners (with unlimited liability) and limited partners, whose liability is limited to the amount they have agreed to contribute to the partnership. Limited partners are passive investors and cannot be involvement in the management of the business.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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, the partnership must:

  • have a registered office in Victoria
  • have at least one general partner (and a maximum of 20)
  • have at least one limited partner (but there is no maximum number of limited partners)
  • pay any required fees.

Please consult your legal advisor and the responsible agency for more information.


As specified on the licence.



Fees for 2016-17.


Fees for 2016-17.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Regulation
Consumer Affairs Victoria

Act(s) name

Partnership Act 1958 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Partnership (Fees) Regulations 2013 (Victoria)

Contact details

Department of Justice and Regulation
Consumer Affairs Victoria


03 8684 0735


1300 558 181


03 8684 6199


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