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Superannuation Licensing, Registration & Authorisations

Trustees of registrable superannuation entities (RSEs) must hold a Registrable Superannuation Entity licence (RSE licence) issued by APRA. In addition, all RSEs must be registered with APRA prior to commencing operations. Trustees first must have been granted an RSE licence to be able to register an RSE.

Application Kit

Applicants should read the following licensing and guidance material before applying for an RSE licence and/or registering an RSE with APRA.

Applying for an RSE licence

Applying for RSE registration

Applying for a MySuper or ERF authorisation

Guidance Material

Legislation

Superannuation Prudential Standards

Superannuation Prudential Practice Guides

Other Superannuation Guidance

Frequently Asked Questions (MySuper only) 

PO, EPO & NPO Standard Additional RSE licence conditions (1 July 2013 onwards)

Public Offer Licence Standard Additional Conditions (prior to 1 July 2013)

Non-Public Offer Licence Standard Additional Conditions (prior to 1 July 2013

After RSE licence has been granted

RSE licensees must apply/notify APRA to:

Register of RSE licensees and RSEs

The Register of RSE licensees and RSEs is a publicly available list of all RSE licensees and RSEs regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).  It also lists MySuper/ERF Product Authorisations issued to RSE licensees.

ASIC Licensing Requirements

RSE licensees may also need to apply for an Australian financial services (AFS) licence issued by the Australian Investments & Securities Commission (ASIC) to operate a superannuation fund. Refer to the AFS licensing section of the ASIC website for more information (www.asic.gov.au)

For further information

For further information on superannuation licensing, registration and authorisations please contact APRA on 1300 558 849 or submit your enquiry via the online form.

For further information on the licensing of financial services companies in Australia please go to the Australian Government Financial Services Gateway.