Applying for temporary debt protection stops your creditors pursuing you for six months.
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Make sure you consider the following:
- Compare the formal options
- What is temporary debt protection (TDP)?
- What are the consequences of temporary debt protection (TDP)?
- Create an Insolvency Services account.
- Access the TDP form in your Insolvency Services account.
- Complete the form as best you can. If you are not certain about exact amounts, you can enter an estimated amount.
- Submit your form in your Insolvency Services account.
If you’re unable to create an Insolvency Services account, you need to do the following:
- Contact us to request a copy of the paper form
- Make sure you’ve completed all sections
- Sign the declaration
- Submit the form by post to:
Australian Financial Security Authority
GPO Box 1550
ADELAIDE SA 5001
Example of a completed TDP form
To understand what information you will need you can view an example of a completed TDP form.
Just keep in mind, we are able to process your form faster if you create an Insolvency Services account and complete the form online, rather than post a paper form.
- We treat it as a priority.
- If we accept it, we'll send you and your creditors confirmation in writing.
- This confirmation contains your AFSA administration number[?]. Your creditors may ask for this.
- If we don't accept your application, we will notify you in writing.