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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
  2. 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.
  3. 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 *2022/23 median industry rates have been calculated as:

    Role

    Range ($/hr)

    Appointee/Trustee

    $560–$640

    Manager/Supervisor

    $480–$550

    Analyst/Senior

    $380–$440

    Accountant/Intermediate

    $280–$360

    Graduate/Secretary

    $210–$250

    Junior/Admin support

    $120–$180

    *These rates are exclusive of GST and effective from 30 July 2023

Contact details

For more information please contact: RTnationaltransfers@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
994 Andrew Aravanis ARAVANIS
1537 Michael Badge GS ANDREWS ADVISORY
1678 Anthony Bagala DVT GROUP
1672 Liam Bailey OBRIEN PALMER
1281 Andrew Barnden RODGERS REIDY CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS
1208 Katherine Barnet OLVERA ADVISORS PTY LTD
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
1232 Michael Brennan SV PARTNERS
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
1651 Giovanni (John) Carrello BRI FERRIER WA
753 Moira Carter HUSATH PTY LTD T/A JESSUPS ADVISORY
1438 Anthony Castley WILLIAM BUCK
437 Christopher Chamberlain CHAMBERLAINS SBR CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS
1703 Kaily Chua RODGERS REIDY
1047 Morgan Chubb INSOLVENCY ADVISORY CENTRE
1590 Alexander Clark ARAVANIS
10 David Clout  DAVID CLOUT & ASSOCIATES
1702 Scott Clout DAVID CLOUT & ASSOCIATES
1686 Jonathon Colbran RSM AUSTRALIA PARTNERS
313 Gerald Collins BDO BUSINESS RESTRUCTURING PTY LTD
335 Nick Combis VINCENTS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS QLD
337 Schon Condon CONDON ASSOCIATES
1599 Christopher Cook WORRELLS (BRISBANE)
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
1711 Fleur Evans BPS RECOVERY
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
1708 Dane Hammond WORRELLS
1698 Manuel Hanna ROMANIS CANT CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS
432 Brett Harrison TAYLOR INSOLVENCY PTY LTD
1326 Andrew Heers PEARCE & HEERS INSOLVENCY ACCOUNTANTS
1706 Mitchell Herrett RSM AUSTRALIA PARTNERS
1704 Brodie Hilet RODGERS REIDY
1713 Benjamin (Ben) Ho WLP RESTRUCTURING
1549 Malcolm Howell JIRSCH SUTHERLAND
1120 Stephen Hundy WORRELLS (CANBERRA)
146 David Hurt WA INSOLVENCY SOLUTIONS
1667 Jonathan Jackson DYE & CO PTY LTD VIC
1080 Gregg Johnson BCR ADVISORY BANKRUPTCY PTY LTD
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 CATHRO & PARTNERS
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)
1710 Declan Lane CATHRO & PARTNERS
1673 Paul Langdon VINCE AND ASSOCIATES
161 Graeme Lean GT LEAN & ASSOCIATES
1620 Leon Lee MORTON + LEE INSOLVENCY
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
1559 Aaron Lucan WORRELLS
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
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
1665 Stuart Otway SV PARTNERS ADELAIDE
193 Christopher Palmer O'BRIEN PALMER
324 Scott Pascoe WLP RESTRUCTURING
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
1715 Maria Psomas KPMG
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
1516 Ronil Prakash Roy ARAVANIS
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 MERCHANT ADVISORY
216 Brian Silvia FERRIER SILVIA PTY LTD
408 Michael Slaven SLAVEN TORLINE
1550 Sandy Spyrakis ADVANCED INSOLVENCY PTY LTD
1699 Tristana Steedman RSM AUSTRALIA PARTNERS
1623 David Stimpson SV PARTNERS
1701 Diana Talevski  COR CORDIS
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
1705 Kristen Triglone PKF SYDNEY
1621 Jimmy Trpcevski WA INSOLVENCY SOLUTIONS
284 Dennis Turner   COR CORDIS
436 Terry Van der Velde SV PARTNERS
238 Peter Vince VINCE AND ASSOCIATES
1700 Matthew Vines HALL CHADWICK (WA)
1289 Danny Vrkic DV RECOVERY MANAGEMENT
1106 Petr Vrsecky PKF MELBOURNE
241 Kimberley Wallman HLB MANN JUDD (INSOLVENCY WA)
1707 Sichu (Aiko) Wang RODGERS REIDY
1476 Adam Ward WORRELLS (IPSWICH)
876 Anthony Warner DEBT FREE PTY LIMITED
1542 Andrew Weatherley WCT ADVISORY GROUP
1608 Sean Wengel WILLIAM BUCK
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 HEARD PHILLIPS LIEBERENZ