Guidance Index

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Subject Matter A-Z

Formal Guidance

Other Guidance on AFSA website

AFSA Form

 

Legislation (Bankruptcy Act 1966 unless otherwise stated)

Advertising and promotional activities of personal insolvency practitioners

IGPD4

 

 

Bankruptcy (Registered Debt Agreement Administrator Conditions) Determination 2020

Advertising meetings of creditors under section 73 & Part X

IGPD21

Creditor Meeting Advertising webpage

Notification to AFSA

Sections 75-40 & 75-175-180 Insolvency Practice Rules (Bankruptcy) 2016

 

Annual administration returns (AARs)

IGPS7

 AAR Guide

AAR Support Form

Section 70-5 Schedule 2

Annual Trustee Return

 

 

Annual Trustee Return

Section 30-1 of Schedule 2

Bankruptcy - how it ends

OTPS4

 When does my bankruptcy end?

 

How do I annul my bankruptcy?

 

  End of bankruptcy confirmation – where trustee is Official Trustee

Section 149(4)

Section 74

Section 152

Section 153A

Regulation 39, 78 Bankruptcy Regulations 2021

Bankruptcy - voluntary

ORPS2

 Applying for bankruptcy

 

Eligibility tool

 Bankruptcy Form

Additional pages

Consent to Act

Section 55

Section 56B

Section 57

Reg 19  20 & 21  Bankruptcy Regulations 2021

Bankruptcy by creditor action - sequestration order

ORPS3

 A creditor has made me bankrupt

 Statement of Affairs (Bankruptcy Form)

Consent to Act

 

Section 43

Section 52

Section 54

Bankruptcy notice - applying for one

ORPS6

 Bankruptcy Notice

 Warning

 

Section 41

Regs 8-12 Bankruptcy Regulations 2021

Bankruptcy Regulations 2021

 

Comparison table with 1996 regulations

 

 

Bankruptcy Regulations 2021

Indexed version

Choses in action

OTPS6

 

 

Section 58

Section 116

Section 100-5 of Schedule 2

Communication by practitioners

IGPD22

 

 

Section 42-15 Insolvency Practice Rules (Bankruptcy) 2016

Complaints against practitioners and debtors

IGPS10

 Complaints & Reviews

 Complaint Form

Tip-off Form

 

Composition

IGPD21

 

OTPS4

How do I annul my bankruptcy?

 

Meetings of Creditors Guidance

Notification to AFSA of Meeting

Notice of Special Resolution

Notice of variation, termination, completion or setting aside

Notice of special resolution

Assent/Dissent Form

Section 73

Section 74A

Section 75

Section 76

Section 76B

 Sections 75-40, 75-60 & 75-175-180 Insolvency Practice Rules (Bankruptcy) 2016

 

Controlling trustees' roles and duties

IGPD12

ORPS4

 Approved Course for Solicitors

 Authority

Personal Insolvency Agreement Forms

 

Section 190

Section 190A

Reg 49

Reg 59

Reg 62

Reg 63

Reg 75

Debt Agreement - expenses recoverable

IGPD3

 

 

 

Registration Guidelines

Section 185LA

 

Debt agreement administrator guide to proper accounts

IGPD15

 

 

 

Registration Guidelines

 

Section 185LE

Debt agreement administrators' guidelines to certification requirements

IGPD13

 Sample Question & Answer for registration applicant

 

Registration Guidelines

 

Section 185C

Debt agreements

ORPS11

 Treatment of leases in a debt agreement

 Additional Information Sheet

Online Support Form for Administrators, Creditors

Prescribed Information

 

Section 185C

Part 9 of the Bankruptcy Regulations 2021

Regulation 54

Debt agreements - 3-month arrears default

IGPD17

 Sample Question & Answer for registration applicant

 

 

Section 185LB

Debt agreements - 6-month arrears default

IGPD16

 Sample Question & Answer for registration applicant

 

 

Section 185LC

Section 185QA

Debts in bankruptcy

OTPS8

what happens to my debts

Debt Comparison Table

 Proof of debt

Section 82

Section 109

Reg 24 & 26  Bankruptcy Regulations 2021

Deceased persons – bankruptcy

ORPS5

Make Someone bankrupt

 Statement of Affairs – Part XI

Consent to Act

 

Part XI Regulation 75 Bankruptcy Regulations 2021

Disciplinary action against debt agreement administrators

IGPS9

 

 

 

Section 186K

Section 186L

Disciplinary action against trustees

IGPS8

IGPD14

 

 Notice by industry body of grounds for disciplinary action

 

Section 40-40 of Schedule 2

Section 40-1 Insolvency Practices Rules (Bankruptcy) 2016

Duties of a bankruptcy trustee

IGPD14

Ongoing Obligations and Standards

 

 

Section 19

Division 42 Insolvency Practices Rules (Bankruptcy) 2016

Fees & charges of AFSA

 

Fees & Charges

 

Reg 107

Bankruptcy (Fees & Remuneration) Determination 2015

Part XV commencing section 278

Bankruptcy (Estate Charges) Act 1997

Bankruptcy (Estate Charges) (Amount of Charge Payable) Determination 2015

Part 15 of the Bankruptcy Regulations 2021 commencing Reg 97

Filing Requirements for practitioners, debtors & creditors

 

Filing Requirements

 

Section 277B

Regs75 and 76  Bankruptcy Regulations 2021

Fit & proper requirements for personal insolvency practitioners

IGPS19

 

 

Paragraph  186C(2)(g)

Sections 186K & 186L

Section 40-40(1)(n) Schedule 2

Funds handling and keeping records - trustees

IGPD5

IGPD6

 

 Form 2 – Account of Receipts & Payments

Division 65 of Schedule 2

Division 65 of the Insolvency Practice Rules (Bankruptcy) 2016

Section 185LE

Reg 25 42 & 43 of the Bankruptcy Regulations 2021

 

Income contributions

OTPS1

 Calculator

Indexed Amounts

 

Hardship

Supervised Accounts

 

Income & employment

PIR Article s.139Y

PIR Article Objection to Discharge

Supervised Account Notice 

Supervised Account Determination

Supervised account regime attachment

Revocation of supervised account regime attachment

Request by bankrupt for review

Schedule to s.139ZL Notice

OR Notices Online

 

 

 

 

Division 4B

Part 6 Division 6, 7 & 8 of the Bankruptcy Regulations 2021

Independence of practitioners

IGPD1

 Best Practice Report

Newsroom Article

 

Section 42-20 Insolvency Practice Rules (Bankruptcy) 2016

Sections 60-20 & 60-21 of Schedule 2

Infringement notices

IGPS18

 Filing Requirements

 

 

Section 277B

Part 14 Division 2 Bankruptcy Regulations 2021 commencing Reg 89

 

Inspecting documents filed with the Official Receiver

ORPS9

 

Public Document Search

Section 54

Section 55

Section 56G

Section 57

Section 185EB

Section 185MB

Section 185PB

Section 188B

Section 226

Meetings of Creditors

(see also Compositions)

 

Guidance

Casting Vote Flowchart

 

About meetings of creditors

Appointment of proxy

Notice of proposal to creditors without a meeting

Notice of Meeting

Attendance Register

Statement of Claim

 

 

Division 75 Schedule 2

Division 75 Insolvency Practice Rules (Bankruptcy) 2016

 

Monitoring and inspection of bankruptcy trustees and debt agreement administrators

IGPS11

 

 

Section 12

Section 19B

National Personal Insolvency Index

ORPS8

 

 Application for information not to be on the NPII

Part 13 of the  Bankruptcy Regulations 2021

Objections to discharge from bankruptcy

IGPD7

OTPS5

 Grounds v Offences

 Request by bankrupt for review

 

Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part VII commencing s.149B

Part 7 of the Bankruptcy Regulations 2021

Offences against the Bankruptcy Act 1966

IGPS14

 Grounds v Offences

 Referral Form

 

Part XIV

Official Receiver notices

ORPS7

 Online Services Guide

 OR Notices online

 

Sections 77C 77CA 81A 139ZL 139ZQ

Personal insolvency agreement

ORPS4

 

 Authority

Prescribed Information

Proposal forms

Notice of special resolution

Notice of variation, termination, completion or setting aside

 

 

Part X commencing s.187

Part 10 of the Bankruptcy Regulations 2021

Property in bankruptcy

OTPS2

 Dealing with crypto currency

 Notice of demand by trustee to bankrupt to pay trustee

 

Section 58

Section 116

Divisions 3-5 of Part VI

Reg 27, 28, 2930, 32

Reg 113

Realisations and interest charge

IGPD2

 

 Apply for refund

 

 

Part XV commencing section 278

Bankruptcy (Estate Charges) Act 1997

Bankruptcy (Estate Charges) (Amount of Charge Payable) Determination 2015

Part 15 of the Bankruptcy Regulation 2021 commencing Reg 97

Registration of debt agreement administrators

IGPS4

 Practice Interview Questions

Areas of expected knowledge for an RDAA

Individual application

Company application

 Application to renew registration

Apply to change conditions

Surrender of Registration Form

Registration Guidelines

Section 186B

Section 186C

Section 186D

Part 9

Registration of trustees

IGPS13

  Practice Interview Questions

Apply for registration

Renewal

Apply to change conditions

Application by trustee to Inspector-General to cancel or suspend registration

Notification of Significant Event

 

Division 20 of Schedule 2

Division 20 Insolvency Practices Rules (Bankruptcy) 2016

Remuneration & costs of trustees - review

IGPS16

 

  Request for review

Subdivisions A & B of Division 90

 Insolvency Practices Rules (Bankruptcy) 2016

Remuneration entitlements of a registered bankruptcy trustee

IGPD6

 Historical Provisions Table

Best Practice Report

 Request for review

 

Division 60 of Schedule 2

Remuneration notifications by trustees

IGPD18

 

 

 

Sections 70-35 – 70-47

 Insolvency Practices Rules (Bankruptcy) 2016

Remuneration of Trustees - approval by the Inspector-General in Bankruptcy

IGPS15

 

Application

Part 3 Division 60

Insolvency Practices Rules (Bankruptcy) 2016

Reviews of trustees' decisions by the Inspector-General in Bankruptcy

IGPS12

 

 Various forms

Sections  139T(12) 139ZA 139ZIO 149K Regulation 46

Subdivisions A & B of Division 90

 Insolvency Practices Rules (Bankruptcy) 2016

Section 50 interim control orders

OTPS7

 

 

Section 50

Regulation 14-17

Secured creditors in a Part IX debt agreement

IGPD10

 

 

 

Section 185XA

Standards for trustees and controlling trustees

IGPD9

 

 

Division 42 Insolvency Practices Rules (Bankruptcy) 2016

Temporary Debt Protection

ORPS1

 What is temporary debt protection?

 Temporary Debt Protection Form

 

Part IV Division 2A

Commencing s. 54A

Travel overseas - requesting consent (only if trustee is the Official Trustee)

OTPS3

 

 Application

Section 272

 

Trustees' guidelines for issuing objections to discharge when statements of affairs not yet filed

IGPD11

 

 

 

Unclaimed moneys – paying & claiming

ORPS10

IGPD20

Claim Unclaimed Monies

 Unclaimed Monies Claim

Unpaid Monies Payment Form

 

Section 254

Reg 72

Void transactions in bankruptcy

OTPS2

ORPS7

Section 139ZQ notice – evidence for a section 121 claim

 

Reg 31

Sections 120,121, 121A 122, ,128B,128C