What if you can't apply for your AFS licence online?

We strongly encourage you to use use our electronic licensing service as it provides:

  • a tailored application so that you are only asked questions relevant to you
  • pre-filled details wherever possible
  • fewer errors - the system will check that you have completed each applicable question and automatically verify some answers
  • faster processing – we can begin to assess your application immediately as we will not have to re-enter information, and
  • a substantially reduced application fee

There is no standard paper AFS licence application. However, if you are unable to apply through eLicensing (eg because you don’t have access to the internet) either:

The information you provide on the pre-application form will allow us to create a tailored paper application that we will then send to you to complete.

Please note that it will take us longer to process paper applications. You should allow for this if you are unable to apply through eLicensing.

Lodging your FS05 or paper application with ASIC

Send your completed pre-application form (FS05) or tailored paper application to:

AFS Licence Applications
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
GPO Box 9827 Brisbane QLD 4001

or deliver it to:

AFS Licence Applications

Australian Securities & Investments Commission
120 Collins St
Melbourne Vic 3000

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Last updated: 30/03/2021 09:26