Bankruptcy Online support

To apply for bankruptcy you need to submit a Bankruptcy Form online.

If you’ve been made bankrupt by a creditor, you will also need to submit a Bankruptcy Form online.

To do this, you’ll need to:

  • create an account on the Bankruptcy Online portal
  • verify your identity and
  • download, complete and submit your form.

Once you’ve submitted your bankruptcy form online, you can log in to your account to check the status of your application.

Follow the steps below to get started.

Create a Bankruptcy Online account

To complete the bankruptcy form, you’ll first need to create an account on AFSA’s Bankruptcy Online.

To create an account, you’ll need your proof of identity documents to verify your identity.

Once your account is created, you will be able to access a copy and submit your bankruptcy form.

For more information see Create a Bankruptcy Online account.

How to complete the Bankruptcy Form

Once you’ve completed your identity check, you can download a copy of the Bankruptcy Form to fill in.

To complete the form you’ll need details such as:

  • income
  • assets
  • employment
  • bank details and the debt you owe to creditors.

Once you have downloaded the form you can fill it on your computer or device.

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC must be used when completing and saving. To download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC visit the Adobe website.

If needed you can save the form as you go and return to it later. Any unsaved information may be lost.

For more information, including examples of what a completed application looks like see Completing the Bankruptcy Form.

What to do if I can’t submit the form online?

If you can’t complete your identity verification and application online, contact us to request a copy of the form.

For more information on how to submit the form offline, including how to get have your identity verified in person, see Submitting the Bankruptcy Form offline.

Completing the bankruptcy form on someone’s behalf

In particular circumstances, a person can complete the Bankruptcy Form on behalf of someone else only if the applicant is:

  • blind, partially sighted, illiterate or partially literate
  • non-English speaking or
  • physically unable to complete the form.

This process doesn’t apply to registered insolvency practitioners or financial counsellors that are simply assisting someone with the bankruptcy process.

For more information see Complete the Bankruptcy Form on behalf of someone else