Registration of Financial Corporations - Australian Government


You will require this registration if you operate a financial corporation.

A financial corporation:

  • has total assets exceeding $5 million
  • is a sole or principal business in Australia that is borrowing money and engaging in the provision of finance
  • has assets in Australia arising from the provision of finance that exceed 50 percent of its total assets.

The Act does not apply to authorised deposit taking institutions such as:

  • banks
  • building societies
  • credit unions.

Please note there are a variety of reporting standards that financial corporations, such as registrable superannuation entities, are required to comply with when providing financial information to the Agency, such as:

  • statements of financial performance
  • statements of financial position
  • information relating to the asset allocation and investment flows
  • information relating to accrued default amounts.

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 registration the corporation must:

  • not be a company, society, association established for a public purpose by a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory
  • not be an authorised deposit-taking institution
  • not be a benefit society registered under a law of a State or Territory providing for the registration of benefit societies
  • not be a private health insurer
  • not have the sole business of insurance business
  • not be authorised by a law of a State or Territory to act as a executor, administrator or a trustee
  • have assets that exceed $5,000,000.


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Act(s) name

Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

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