Debt collector's licence application forms

This publication is for: 
Debt collectorLicence holders

Application for a debt collector’s licence by an individual or company.

Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Licensing by telephone on 1300 304 064 (within Australia) or email

What do I need to complete an application

For an Individual

  1. Licence fee 
  2. Form 1 - Application for a Debt Collector’s Licence by an Individual.
  3. Three (3) business testimonials as to the character of the applicant. References from relatives, subordinates, partners or co-directors will not be accepted and at least one reference must be from a person external to your current place of employment. Referees should provide as much detail as they are able against the criteria of section 9 of the Act.
  4. Original fidelity bond (as per Second Schedule of the Regulations) or approved security (see pro forma bank guarantee) of $6,000.
  5. Written notification of trust account details within 14 days of the account(s) being opened.

Please attach to your notification bank documentation detailing the name of the account(s) (ensuring that the title includes the name of licensee), the name and address of the bank where the account is kept and the BSB and account number(s). Please note that an individual that holds a current equivalent licence or registration in another Australian State or Territory may alternatively make an application under the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 (Commonwealth).

For a Company

  1. Licence fee 
  2. Application for a Debt Collector’s Licence by a Company signed on behalf of the company by its manager, secretary or other governing officer.
  3. Three (3) business testimonials for each director. References from subordinates, relatives, partners or co-directors will not be accepted and at least one reference must be from a person external to your current place of employment. Referees should provide as much detail as they are able against the criteria of section 9 of the Act.
  4. Original fidelity bond (as per Second Schedule of the Regulations) or approved security (see pro forma bank guarantee) of $10,000.
  5. Written notification of trust account details within 14 days of the account(s) being opened. Please attach to your notification bank documentation detailing the name of the account(s) (ensuring that the title includes the name of licensee), the name and address of the bank where the account is kept and the BSB and account number(s).

Fees

fee is payable at the time of lodging this application.

Lodging the application 

You may lodge the application and pay the fee:

By post

In person (drop off only)

In person

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Consumer Protection Licensing
Locked Bag 14
CLOISTERS SQUARE WA 6850

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Consumer Protection Licensing
Level 2, Gordon Stephenson House
140 William Street
PERTH

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Consumer Protection Licensing
Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
CANNINGTON

Consumer Protection
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Last updated 24 Aug 2017

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