Lodge a temporary debt protection (TDP) form

Applying for temporary debt protection stops your creditors pursuing you for six months.

Before you apply

Make sure you consider the following:

How to apply

  • 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

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.

Once we receive your application

  • 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.