Australian Financial Services Licence - Australian Government


You may need this licence if your business intends to engage in one or more of the following activities:

  • providing financial product advice
  • dealing in financial products
  • making a market in financial products
  • operating a registered scheme
  • conducting crowd-funding service
  • providing custodial or depository services
  • providing traditional trustee company services
  • providing a superannuation trustee service
  • providing claims handling and settling services
  • operating the business and conduct the affairs of a corporate collective investments vehicle.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be exempt from the requirement to hold a licence, or you may be allowed to provide financial services under a limited licence.

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 licence you must:

  • meet approved qualification and competency standards and / or have practical experience
  • have sufficient financial resources to carry on the proposed business
  • be able to meet certain obligations as a licensee such as training, compliance, insurance and dispute resolution.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Act(s) name

Corporations Act 2001 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Corporations Regulations 2001 Australian Government

Application process


Please lodge your completed application with supporting documentation with the agency.

Administering agency

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Investors and Financial Consumers

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.