Registrable Superannuation Entity (RSE) Licence - Australian Government


You will require this licence if you operate as a trustee for a registrable superannuation entity (RSE). A trustee may be a:

  • constitutional corporation
  • body corporate that is not a constitutional corporation
  • a group of individual trustees.

All trustees of a registered RSE must be licensed. There are serious penalties for operating without an RSE licence.

There are different classes of RSE licences:

  • public offer entity
  • non-public offer entity
  • extended public offer entity
  • acting trustee.

The class of licence you obtain may specify the classes of registered RSE's that you can belong too.

Trustees of self-managed superannuation funds regulated by the ATO and public sector superannuation schemes are exempt, and all superannuation entities other than those self-managed superannuation funds regulated by the ATO and exempt public sector superannuation schemes need to be registered.

Only an RSE licensee can register a superannuation entity.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must:

  • submit the approved form with the relevant information
  • state your and the entity's ABN
  • pay any prescribed fees.


A licence remains in force subject to conditions placed on it by the Authority.


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Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

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