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The Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions, pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election.
Information on Caretaker Conventions can be found on the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

Personal property securities

The Personal Property Securities (PPS) register provides a single online place for people around Australia to:

  • register their security interests in personal property to protect those interests
  • search to see if personal property is covered by a security interest that may mean, for example, it can be repossessed.

The creation and registration of security interests in personal property is covered by the Personal Property Securities Act 2009.

Personal property can include items like cars, boats, furniture and machinery—almost anything except land and buildings.

An example of a security interest in personal property is the interest a bank might take in a car when they have lent the money needed to buy it. Other things that might create security interests include leases, consignments, bailments and wholesale sales.

The PPS Act came into full operation on 30 January 2012. The Attorney-General has responsibility for the Act. A Statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 was conducted in 2014, and the final report on the review was tabled before Parliament on 18 March 2015.

The government is currently considering its response to the review.

For more information about personal property securities and the register, visit the Personal Property Securities Register website.