Bankruptcy Trustee Registration - Australian Government


You will require this registration if you intend to act as a bankruptcy trustee and administer the estates of bankrupts and other insolvent debtors. This involves providing services such as:

  • selling property
  • notifying the bankrupt's creditors of the bankruptcy
  • investigating the disposition of property
  • determining the sums owing to creditors
  • holding creditors' meetings
  • reporting to creditors
  • distributing dividends to creditors
  • referring alleged offences under the legislation to the appropriate authority.

Trustees are required to comply with the specified Standards for Trustees.

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:

  • demonstrate the required skills
  • have engaged in at least 4,000 hours of relevant employment at a senior level in the preceding five years
  • submit evidence of your qualification
  • submit two referee reports attesting to your current knowledge and ability
  • satisfy the Agency that you are suitable to be registered as a trustee
  • lodge the application on the prescribed form
  • submit the prescribed application fee.


Three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $2200.00

Application for registration. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $1300.00

Initial registration (3 years). Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $1700.00

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Bankruptcy Act 1966 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Financial Security Authority

Contact details

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