Register for a Bankruptcy Register Search (BRS) account

You may wish to register for a Bankruptcy Register Search (BRS) account if you use the BRS frequently.

The benefits of creating an account are:

  • Efficiency: select a payment type that works for you. Choose from Pay As You Go, Pre Pay or apply for credit.
  • Customised access: create accounts for users of your organisation and customise their access based on the tasks they need to perform.
  • Reports: view search history, transactions and receive monthly statements.

Step 1: Create your online service account

You can register to BRS online services using username and password, proceed as follows:

  1. Select Register now.
  2. Enter your given names, surname, username (to log in with), email address, password and confirmation (as per the parameters detailed on the page).
  3. Enter the organisation name.
  4. Select the ‘Reason for registration’ checkbox if you need to use the debt agreement service.
  5. Accept the ‘Terms & Conditions’ and click Submit.
  6. We will send you an email to verify the email address provided. If you are unable to find the email, check your junk or spam folder.
  7. To verify your account, click the link in the email.

Once you complete these steps, you will have successfully created and be logged in to your BRS online services account.

Note: you will be provided with an Administrator user account. As an administrator, you can execute restricted activities such as manage other user accounts within your organisation.

Digital Identity

Alternatively, you can register to BRS online services using your Digital Identity.

Digital Identity is a safe, secure and convenient way of proving who you are when you want to access services online. Set it up once, and then reuse it whenever you are asked to prove who you are. One of the benefits is that you don’t need to remember passwords. myGovID is the Australian Government’s Digital Identity app.

Once you’ve created your Digital Identity, you need to link it to an ABN using Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM). RAM is an authorisation service that allows you to act on behalf of a business online when linked with your Digital Identity, like myGovID.

How you link will depends on your role:

  • principal authority – person responsible for the organisation
  • authorised administrator or user - is someone who acts on behalf of an entity.

To learn more about the Australian Government Digital Identity System, refer to the Digital Identity website.

To register to BRS online services using your Digital Identity, proceed as follows:

  1. Select Login to navigate to the login page
  2. Select Continue with Digital Identity
  3. Select myGovID as your Identity app. You will need a Standard strength Digital Identity.
  4. Complete the authentication steps

Once you complete these steps, you will have successfully created and be logged in to your BRS online services account.

Note: all Digital Identity users will be provided with an Administrator user account. As an administrator, you can execute restricted activities such as create additional username and password user accounts to access online services on behalf of your organisation.

Step 2: Complete your billing account details

After registering to BRS online services, you need to complete your billing account details.

To complete your billing account details, proceed as follows:

  1. Select View account details from your Billing menu.

Account name and number (required for credit application) will be displayed under the account heading.

2. Select payment type from:

  • Pay As You Go—enter credit card details for every billable transaction.
  • Pre Pay—pay a lump sum into the account to transact with and top up as required.

Note: if applying for credit, select from one of the above and the account will be changed to credit if your application is approved.

See BRS billing and transactions for information about the credit application process.

3. Enter billing contact details. The billing contact email is where monthly statements will be sent.

4. Enter the billing address for the account.

5. Select Save.

6. Account details screen is presented.

7. If Pre Pay is your payment type, you can select Make account payment button to add funds to their account.

Step 3: Applying for credit if required

This step is only required if you wish to apply for credit with us.

A credit account means we will charge all your transactions to your account. We will bill you monthly. Invoices are emailed to the email address you have named on your BRS account.

To apply for credit, you need to complete and submit a credit application form. If you are eligible and your credit application is approved, we will link your BRS account to a credit account. For more information about applying for credit, refer to BRS billing and transactions.