National panel of registered trustees

The regulatory role of the Official Trustee (OT) within AFSA helps ensure there is appropriate oversight for insolvency administrations where a Registered Trustee (RT) has not been appointed. AFSA’s main priority as the Official Trustee (OT) is to focus on matters that are in the public interest and build confidence in the personal insolvency system – even if the administration may not result in a financial return to creditors or cover our administration costs. Other estates will be offered to RTs to administer.

Primarily the Official Receiver will seek a consent to act from an RT before accepting the bankruptcy application, but on occasion, the OT may transfer a bankrupt estate using section 181A of the Bankruptcy Act 1966.

Criteria for offering estates to Registered Trustees

An estate may be offered to an RT where information provided on the Bankruptcy Form meets the pre-determined criteria.

When an estate is selected for offer of appointment to a RT:

  • The next RT on the National Panel of Registered Trustees rotation is emailed a notification requesting that they login to their Online Services account to view the publicly available version of the Bankruptcy From and provide their consent to act
  • The RT, or multiple RTs in the event of joint appointment, have one business day to confirm their capacity to administer the estate and that there is no conflict of interest
  • Where a registered trustee has consented to act as a joint trustee, the joint trustee must also consent to act as trustee by the expiry date for the appointment to take effect.
  • When the appointment has taken effect, the RT will be notified by email and the documents relating to the estate will be available in the Online Services portal.

Conditions

The following conditions are effective from 29 July 2021

  1. Submit a form to join the AFSA panel for Official Trustee transfers
  1. Decline under limited circumstances

An RT should only decline the offer/proposal if:

  • there is a perceived or actual conflict of interest
  • there are temporary resource issues that would hinder due administration of the estate
  • they are unable to handle the estate due to its anticipated involvement (e.g. size, complexity or public interest issues in estate beyond their capacity)

If an estate transfer is declined

  • If a transfer is declined due to a conflict issue, the RT will remain eligible for the next estate for transfer. 
  • If the refusal is due to resourcing constraints, the RT may request a period to remain inactive on the panel.
  • If the RT is unable to accept an estate for any other reason, they will not be selected until the next round of offers is made.
  1. Remuneration should not exceed median industry rates

Remuneration charged to an estate offered to a registered trustee by AFSA should not exceed median industry hourly rates. An assessment of median rates is conducted against all staffing levels annually and communicated by email to panel members thereafter. 

The *2021/22 median industry rates have been calculated as:

Role

Range ($/hr)

Appointee/Trustee

$500–$630

Manager/Supervisor

$400–$500

Analyst/Senior

$310–$400

Accountant/Intermediate

$230–$310

Graduate/Secretary

$190–$230

Junior/Admin support

$80–$190

*These rates are exclusive of GST and effective from 29 July 2021

Contact details

For more information please contact: RTnationaltransfers [at] afsa.gov.au.

References

  • Sections 156A, 157(1), and 181A of the Bankruptcy Act 1966.

Members of the Registered Trustee National Panel

 

Registration Number

National Panel Member

Company

1564

Paul

Allen

PKF MELBOURNE

380

Colin

Ambrose

AMBROSE & CO

986

Shabnam

Amirbeaggi

CROUCH AMIRBEAGGI

312

Gary

Anderson

WA INSOLVENCY SOLUTIONS

1678

Anthony

Bagala

DVT GROUP

1672

Liam

Bailey

OBRIEN PALMER

1281

Andrew

Barnden

RODGERS REIDY CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

1534

Christopher

Baskerville

JIRSCH SUTHERLAND ADVISORY AND CONSULTING

1694

Michael John

Beck   WORRELLS (ROCKHAMPTON)

1533

Andrew

Bowcher

RSM AUSTRALIA PARTNERS

1637

Timothy

Brace

SV PARTNERS

1652

Daniel

Bredenkamp

PITCHER PARTNERS ACCOUNTANTS & ADVISORS PTY LTD

1687

David Jon

Brushe

BDO BUSINESS RESTRUCTURING PTY LTD

430

Paul

Burness

WORRELLS (MELBOURNE)

282

Anthony

Cant

ROMANIS CANT CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

1444

Michael

Carrafa

SV PARTNERS

753

Moira

Carter

HUSATH PTY LTD T/A JESSUPS ADVISORY

1438

Anthony

Castley

WILLIAM BUCK

437

Christopher

Chamberlain

CHAMBERLAINS SBR CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

1047

Morgan

Chubb

INSOLVENCY ADVISORY CENTRE

10 David Clout 

DAVID CLOUT & ASSOCIATES

1686

Jonathon

Colbran

RSM AUSTRALIA PARTNERS

313

Gerald

Collns

BDO BUSINESS RESTRUCTURING PTY LTD

335

Nick

Combis

VINCENTS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS QLD

337

Schon

Condon

CONDON ASSOCIATES

1599

Christopher

Cook

WORRELLS (BRISBANE)

97

Paul

Cook

DELOITTE

1310

Nicholas Cooper      ORACLE INSOLVENCY SERVICES

1679

Clare

Corrigan

CLARE CORRIGAN PERSONAL INSOLVENCY

1625

William

Cotter

ROBSON COTTER INSOLVENCY GROUP

1088

Jason

Cronan

SV PARTNERS

1671

Innis

Cull

PITCHER PARTNERS VIC

819

Daniel Ivan

Cvitanovic

WORRELLS (WOLLONGONG)

106

Peter

Dixon

DELOITTE TOUCHE TOHMATSU

1255

Stephen

Dixon

HAMILTON MURPHY ADVISORY

50

Max

Donnelly

KPMG

1573

Gregory

Dudley

RSM AUSTRALIA PARTNERS

111

Stephen

Duncan

DUNCAN POWELL

115

Robyn

Erskine

BROOKE BIRD

435

Robert

Ferguson

FERGUSON HANNAM CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

1503

Malcolm

Field

SV PARTNERS

1541

Stewart

Free

JIRSCH SUTHERLAND & CO

1263

Nicholas

Fryer

SHEAHAN LOCK PARTNERS

995

Nicholas

Giasoumi

DYE & CO PTY LTD VIC

333

Paul

Gidley

SHAW GIDLEY

1556

Ivan Glavas WORRELLS

824

Bruce

Gleeson

JONES PARTNERS

1512

John

Goggin

WORRELLS (CAIRNS)

1460

Mathew

Gollant

CJG ADVISORY

285

Peter

Goodin

MAGNETIC INSOLVENCY

1685

Ian

Grant

VINCE AND ASSOCIATES

414

Michael

Griffin

WORRELLS (BRISBANE)

1532

Mitchell

Griffiths

RAPSEY GRIFFITHS TURNAROUND + INSOLVENCY

1124

David

Hambleton

RODGERS REIDY CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

961

Barry

Hamilton

BK HAMILTON & ASSOCIATES

432

Brett

Harrison

TAYLOR INSOLVENCY PTY LTD

1326

Andrew

Heers

PEARCE & HEERS INSOLVENCY ACCOUNTANTS

1549

Malcolm

Howell

JIRSCH SUTHERLAND

1120

Stephen

Hundy

WORRELLS (CANBERRA)

146

David

Hurt

WA INSOLVENCY SOLUTIONS

1667

Jonathan

Jackson

DYE & CO PTY LTD VIC

1692

Adam

Johnston DELOITTE

415

Matthew

Joiner

COR CORDIS

152

Michael

Jones

JONES PARTNERS

431

Anthony

Jonsson

GRANT THORNTON

1677

Helen

Joyce

BLUESTONE ADVISORY PTY LTD

1063

Daniel Juratowitch   COR CORDIS

1539

Bill

Karageozis

MCLEOD & PARTNERS

306

Henry

Kazar

EY

418

Todd

Kelly

BDO (NTH QLD)

302

David

Kerr

RSM AUSTRALIA PARTNERS

1680

Adam

Kersey

SV PARTNERS

413

Rajendra

Khatri

WORRELLS (BRISBANE)

1575

David

King

CONDON ASSOCIATES

1596

Darryl

Kirk

COR CORDIS

1504

Robert

Kite

KHR INSOLVENCY

1675 

Matthew
Kucianski
WORRELLS (MELBOURNE)

1673

Paul

Langdon

VINCE AND ASSOCIATES

161

Graeme

Lean

GT LEAN & ASSOCIATES

1620

Leon

Lee MORTON + LEE INSOLVENCY
409 Paul Leroy

INTERGRATED ACCOUNTING SOLUTIONS

1577

Ashley

Leslie

VINCENTS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS QLD

316

Frank

Lo Pilato

RSM AUSTRALIA PARTNERS

256

Joseph

Loebenstein

LOEBENSTEIN INSOLVENCY SERVICES

319

Jennifer

Low

SHERIDANS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

1697

Alan

Ma

CHIFLEY ADVISORY

952

David

Mansfield

DELOITTE FINANCIAL ADVISORY

175

Anthony

Matthews

ANTHONY MATTHEWS & ASSOCIATES

1615

Neil

McLean

RODGERS REIDY CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

1624

Anne

Meagher

SV PARTNERS

917

Nick

Mellos

GRANT THORNTON

311

John

Melluish

PCI PARTNERS (NSW)

1583

Fabian

Micheletto

SV PARTNERS

1096

Stephen

Michell

PCI PARTNERS

1458

Ben

Mikulski

MIKULSKI INSOLVENCY

1209

Anthony

Miskiewicz

KORDAMENTHA

1290

Daniel

Moore

BCR ADVISORY (QLD)

1587

Richard

Moretti

REVIVE FINANCIAL

1676

Brenda

Mudie

BT ACUMEN

1107

Robert

Naudi

RODGERS REIDY

1420

Simon

Nelson

BPS RECONSTRUCTION AND RECOVERY

440

Philip

Newman

PCI PARTNERS

1461

Scott

Newton

SHAW GIDLEY

186

Alan

Nicholls

NICHOLLS & CO

187

Steven

Nicols

WORRELLS (BRISBANE)

1684

Khatri

Nikhil

NICOLS AND BRIEN BUSINESS RECOVERY PTY LTD

1464

Paul

Nogueira

WORRELLS (MAROOCHYDORE)

1681

Anna

Odrzywolska

GS ANDREWS ADVISORY

931

Dennis

Offermans

OFFERMANS PARTNERS

1612

Glenn

O'Kearney

GT ADVISORY & CONSULTING

327

Hillary

Orr

UNKNOWN

1665

Stuart

Otway

SV PARTNERS ADELAIDE

193

Christopher

Palmer

O'BRIEN PALMER

427

Mark

Pearce

PEARCE & HEERS INSOLVENCY ACCOUNTANTS

1607

Natasha

Petrie

BRI FERRIER WA

804

Samuel

Piscopo

SAMUEL PISCOPO CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT

1005

Jason

Porter

SV PARTNERS

35

Maxwell

Prentice

BPS RECOVERY

1696

Gregory

Prout

WA INSOLVENCY SOLUTIONS

1234

David

Quin

PCI PARTNERS

283

Gess

Rambaldi

PITCHER PARTNERS VIC

1530

Chad

Rapsey

RAPSEY GRIFFITHS TURNAROUND + INSOLVENCY

1463

Stuart

Reid

RODGERS REIDY (NT) PTY LTD

1642

Joshua-Lee

Robb

SV PARTNERS

1683

James Andrew

Robba

WORRELLS (ROBINA)

1654

James

Robertson

TARQUIN KOCH ACCOUNTING + INSOLVENCY SERVICES

320

Mark

Robinson

DVT GROUP

1518

Roland

Robson

ROBSON COTTER INSOLVENCY GROUP

1284

Mark

Roufeil

PKF SYDNEY

207

Maris Andris Rudaks BRI FERRIER SA

1300

Alice Faye

Ruhe

SELLERSMULDOONBENTON

1557

David

Sampson

BPS RECOVERY

1691

Nathan

Schwarz DELOITTE FINANCIAL ADVISORY

210

Alan

Scott

SV PARTNERS ADELAIDE

1465

Andrew John

Scott 

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS (AU)

1117

Ezio (Eddie)

Senatore

EDDIE SENATORE ADVISORY

1016

John

Shanahan

HALL CHADWICK (QLD)

1024

James

Shaw

SHAW GIDLEY

213

John

Sheahan

SHEAHAN LOCK PARTNERS

1200

Adam

Shepard

SETTER SHEPARD PTY LTD

1614

Louisa

Sijabat

VINCENTS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

216

Brian

Silvia

FERRIER SILVIA PTY LTD

408

Michael

Slaven

SLAVEN TORLINE

1550

Sandy

Spyrakis

ADVANCED INSOLVENCY PTY LTD

1623

David

Stimpson

SV PARTNERS

225

Barry

Taylor 

HLB MANN JUDD

1561

Joshua

Taylor

TAYLOR INSOLVENCY PTY LTD

231

Robert

Tenbensel

BENTLEYS (TASMANIA)

1436

Ross

Thomson

BANKRUPTCY ADVISORY CENTRE

1602

Simon

Thorn

PKF

1479

Bradley

Tonks

PKF SYDNEY

1674

Aaron

Torline

SLAVEN TORLINE

1582

Thyge

Trafford-Jones

MACKAY GOODWIN

1621

Jimmy

Trpcevski

WA INSOLVENCY SOLUTIONS

284

Dennis Turner   COR CORDIS

436

Terry

Van der Velde

SV PARTNERS

238

Peter

Vince

VINCE AND ASSOCIATES

1106

Petr

Vrsecky

PKF MELBOURNE

241

Kimberley

Wallman

HLB MANN JUDD (INSOLVENCY WA)

1476

Adam

Ward

WORRELLS (IPSWICH)

876

Anthony

Warner

DEBT FREE PTY LIMITED

1542

Andrew

Weatherley

WCT ADVISORY GROUP

341

Paul

Weston

DW ADVISORY

104

Giles

Woodgate

WOODGATE & CO

1514

Robert

Woods

DELOITTE FINANCIAL ADVISORY

817

Andrew

Yeo

PITCHER PARTNERS VIC

1689

Victoria May

Young

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