The Bankruptcy Register Search (BRS) is an online service you can use to access personal insolvency information about individuals directly from the National Personal Insolvency Index (NPII).
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The National Personal Insolvency Index (NPII) is a publicly available and permanent electronic record of all personal insolvency proceedings in Australia.
See National Personal Insolvency Index (NPII) for more information.
Note: The NPII does not include any information on company liquidations or administrations. If you need this information, please speak to the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC).
For the cost of $15, a search either produces an ‘extract’ from the NPII or a result report. When the BRS cannot find a match for your criteria, it will produce a nil result extract.
You can choose to have all extracts and invoices sent to you by email.
See BRS search results explained for more information about the differences between an extract and a result report.
See BRS fees for information about the cost of using the BRS.
There are many reasons you may use the BRS.
- You may be an employer, finance lender or potential employer and wish to find out if a person is bankrupt, subject to a personal insolvency agreement or a debt agreement.
- You may be owed money and want to find out if someone who owes you money is party to an insolvency administration–this may prevent you from taking further action.
You might benefit from registering for an account if you are a frequent user of the BRS.
See BRS accounts for more information.
Like the BRS, New Zealand has an online insolvency register available for you to search.