From 1 July 2004, 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.
Applicants should read the following licensing and guidance material before applying for an RSE licence and/or registering an RSE with APRA.
Explanatory guide on licensing and registration
Applying for a licence
Applying for registration
Applying for a MySuper or ERF authorisation
Superannuation PPGs, Circulars & Guidance Notes
Frequently Asked Questions (non-MySuper)
Frequently Asked Questions (MySuper only)
Public Offer Licence Standard Additional Conditions
Non-Public Offer Licence Standard Additional Conditions
RSE licensees must apply on an approved form to vary or cancel a licence, seek approval of transfer and to notify changes in composition of RSE licensees
Approved forms and changes in composition of RSE licensee
The Register of RSE Licensees and RSEs is a publicly available list of all Registrable Superannuation Entities (RSEs) and RSE Licensees regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).
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 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.