AFS licensees

AFS licensees can use our online services to lodge their documents online. This includes updating licence details, appointing an auditor, and varying licence authorisations.

Log in to the AFS licensee portal Register for online access

Steps to register for online access

When registering for online access, you'll need to follow these steps:

1. Agree to the Electronic Lodgement Protocol and select the type of account you want to create

Before creating an account, you'll need to agree to ASIC's Electronic Lodgement Protocol.

You then select Australian Financial Services licensee

You must create a new type of account for each role you hold. For example, if you are a company officeholder and an AFS licensee, you need to create one account for each role.

2. Enter your unique ASIC number

You'll need to provide your unique ASIC number. This is your AFS licence number.

Once all details have been entered, select 'Next'.

3. Select a username and password for your account

Select a username and password that will be used to log in to your account. We recommend selecting something easy to remember for your username.

Your password must :

  • be at least eight characters and have a maximum of sixteen characters, and
  • contain one lowercase letter (a-z), one uppercase letter (A-Z), and one number (0-9). 

4. Select a security question and answer

You will also need to provide a security question and answer. If you forget your username or password, we'll ask your security question to reset your details. Make sure you select something that you can remember.

If you can't answer your security question or remember your username/password, you'll have to create another online account.

Once you've entered all details, select 'Next'.

5. Verify your new username and password

A pop-up box will appear and ask you to verify your details. Enter your newly created username and password and select 'OK'.

6. Provide your contact details

You will then be asked to provide a contact email address and telephone number. ASIC will send all letters and correspondence (like your annual statement) to your online inbox.

Once you've entered all details, select 'Next'.

7. Complete declaration and submit application

Answer the declaration and select 'Submit' to complete your application.

You'll then see a screen confirming your request has been submitted.

To activate your account, you will need to print and sign the Participation Agreement and email it to ASIC will contact you within two business days to confirm that your account has been activated.

Steps to log in

When logging in to our online services, you'll need to follow these steps:

1. Enter your AFS licence number

You will need to enter your AFS licence number before you can access your account.

2. Enter your account's username and password 

A pop-up box will be displayed. Enter your username and password, using the same details you provided when registering your account. 

If you forget your details, select 'Forgotten username' or 'Forgotten password' in the left hand column and reset your details.

Select 'OK' once you've entered your details.

3. View your account details

Once logged in, you will see your 'Inbox' and any available messages for your licence. 

You can also start a new form, continue a saved form, or view other forms you submitted (submitted forms are only available for 90 days).

What documents can I lodge online?

AFS licensees can lodge the following documents online:

  • FS01 Application for AFS licence
  • FS03 Application for variation of authorisation and other conditions
  • FS06 Appointment of an auditor of an Australian financial services licensee
  • FS09 Notification of cessation of an auditor of an Australian financial services licensee
  • FS20 Change of details for an Australian financial services licence
  • FS70 Australian financial services licensee profit and loss statement and balance sheet
  • FS71 Auditor's report for AFS licensee
  • FS88 PDS in-use notice
  • FS89 Notice of change to fees and charges in a PDS
  • FS90 Notice that a product in a PDS has ceased to be available

Support for AFS licensees

If you're having issues using our online services, visit our support page. Here you'll find step-by-step user guides.

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Last updated: 30/03/2021 09:28