Serving legal documents

If you wish to serve legal documents such as a Court Order, Summons or other originating process, Notice to Produce or Subpoena on the:

  • Australian Financial Security Authority
  • Chief Executive of the Australian Financial Security Authority
  • Inspector-General in Bankruptcy
  • Official Trustee in Bankruptcy or
  • Official Receiver

in circumstances where they are not yet a party to the relevant court proceedings, or have not yet nominated a solicitor to accept service on their behalf, please follow these directions:

  • It is preferred that legal documents are served on the above entities by emailing electronic copies to servlegdoc [at] afsa.gov.au
  • You can also serve legal documents by posting them to this address

Australian Financial Security Authority
GPO Box 821
Canberra ACT 2600

If you choose to serve legal documents by post, it is preferred that you also send a copy by email to servlegdoc [at] afsa.gov.au

  • For personal service of legal documents please telephone one of the following numbers to make suitable arrangements:
    • (02) 6196 3609
    • (02) 6198 3517
    • (02) 6198 3518.

Please note: if you wish to lodge documents, make applications or notify events to the Official Receiver or Inspector-General in Bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Act 1966, Bankruptcy Regulations 1996 and Bankruptcy (Estate Charges) Act 1997, please see filing requirements.

If you wish to lodge documents, forms or applications under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 or serve legal documents such as a Court Order, Summons or other originating process, Notice to Produce or Subpoena on the

  • Registrar of Personal Property Securities

please follow these directions:

  • It is preferred that any documents are sent to the Registrar of Personal Property Securities by emailing electronic copies to forms [at] ppsr.gov.au
  • You can also serve legal documents on the Registrar of Personal Property Securities by posting them to this address

Registrar of Personal Property Securities
Australian Financial Security Authority
National Service Centre
GPO Box 1944
Adelaide SA 5001

If you choose to serve legal documents on the Registrar of Personal Property Securities by post, it is preferred that you also send a copy by email to forms [at] ppsr.gov.au.

  • If you need to arrange personal service of the Registrar of Personal Property Securities, please telephone the following number to make suitable arrangements:
    • 1300 007 777