Applying for and managing an AFS licence
The best way to apply for an AFS licence is online using our eLicensing system, which individually tailors the application to your business.
You can start your application, save it as a draft and resume it as many times as you like before you finalise and submit it to us. When you apply online the process is more efficient.
In assessing your application, we will consider whether you:
- are competent to carry on the kind of financial services business specified in the application
- have sufficient financial resources to carry on the proposed business, and
- can meet the other obligations of an AFS licensee (such as training, compliance, insurance and dispute resolution).
The information in your application must be correct and complete, and your core proofs must be lodged promptly after submitting the online application.
If your application does not meet our requirements it could be returned to you or refused, or there could be substantial delays while we seek further information from you.
Start your application