Certificate of Registration of Limited Partnership - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to carry on business as a limited partnership. A limited partnership is one formed by up to 20 people (up to 10 people if carrying on banking), at least one of whom must be a general partner (who is liable for all of the debts and obligations of the business) and at least one a limited partner (a silent partner who may not take any part in the management of the partnership business).

If a limited partnership is not registered, every limited partner is deemed to be a general partner. If the limited partnership is carrying on as a business, it may also need to be registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

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

Please consult the Contact Officer for information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the registration.


 TypeBusiness structureAmountDescription



Inspection of statements filed by Registrar

GeneralDuplicate CertificatePartnership$13.00

Administering agency

Department of Commerce
Consumer Protection

Act(s) name

Limited Partnerships Act 1909 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Limited Partnership Rules 1909 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Registration Section, Associations and Charities Branch
Department of Commerce
Consumer Protection

Operating address:
140 Willaim Street
Perth, Western Australia 6001
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850


1300 304 074

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