The Bankruptcy Register Search (BRS) is an online service you can use to check if someone is or has been in a personal insolvency proceeding such as bankruptcy.
It searches the National Personal Insolvency Index (NPII), which contains electronic records of most personal insolvency proceedings in Australia. This includes bankruptcy, debt agreements and personal insolvency agreements.
It does not include records on companies, only individuals. For more information, see National Personal Insolvency Index (NPII).
To get the most out of your search, we strongly recommend you read:
There are many reasons you may use the BRS such as:
- You are an employer, finance lender or potential employer and wish to find out if a person is bankrupt, in a debt agreement or in a personal insolvency agreement.
- You are owed money and want to find out if the person who owes you money is in an insolvency administration. This may require you to stop taking further action to recover your debt.
How much does it cost and what will I get?
Each search costs $15 and can be paid by VISA or Mastercard. If results are found for your search, you can choose to view and download 1 extract or the result report.
If there are no results matching your search criteria, you will be given a ‘No results’ extract.
If you wish to download more extracts or result reports, it will cost another $15 each.
Search by name or reference – includes 1 extract OR result report
Additional extract OR result report
You can choose to have all purchased results and invoices sent to you by email.
BRS search results explained
For your search fee, you receive a search of the National Personal Insolvency Index and only one of the following:
· an extract (details of a person’s insolvency) or
· a result report (a list of people who match your search criteria, if any).
Bankruptcy Search Result
The following are sample extract results for a bankruptcy search.
For more details about the specific extract terms, read the NPII Glossary.
Debt Agreement Search Result
The following is a sample of a debt agreement extract result for a search. For more details about the specific extract terms, read the NPII Glossary.
The following is a sample of an extract result summary. For more details about the specific extract terms, read the NPII Glossary
The following is a sample of an extract result for a bankruptcy search. For more details about the specific extract terms, read the NPII Glossary.
- Create an account for your organisation
Creating a BRS account for your organisation is optional. However, you may wish to create an account if your organisation uses the BRS frequently. An account makes it easy to manage payments and keep track of your organisation’s searches.
See BRS accounts for more information.
Need to do a New Zealand insolvency check?
New Zealand has their own online insolvency register that you can search.
You can visit the New Zealand Insolvency and Trustee Service website for more information or search the New Zealand Insolvency register.