Registration of a Friendly Society - Australian Government


You will require this licence if you intend to operate as a friendly society.

A friendly society is an Australian, mutually owned, not-for-profit company that provides financial benefits, such as funeral costs, sickness cover, hospital insurance and retirement benefits for its members.

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 or view the attached guidelines for more information regarding eligibility requirements.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $110000.00


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Registration as a Friendly Society - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Life Insurance Act 1995 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Life Insurance Regulations 1995 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Phone: 1300 558 849
Website: Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (Opens in new window)