Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) Applications & Variations

Applying for an Australian Financial Services Licence with ASIC can be a very daunting process, especially if you’ve never been involved in the application process before.

Ways we can help you

  • Determining the appropriate authorisations needed for your AFSL
  • Assessing potential Responsible Managers against ASIC’s RG 105 requirements
  • Preparing and processing the e-licensing application on your behalf
  • Assisting with preparing the numerous proofs required by ASIC (e.g. details of organisational expertise and Responsible Managers, compliance arrangements, risk management, etc.)
  • Providing guidance and plain English instructions on proofs that must be prepared by you
  • Reviewing an application prepared by you but not yet submitted to ASIC
  • Acting as point of contact with the ASIC assessor considering the application.

AFSL Application / Variation Packages

While we would love to provide a standard pricing for AFSL applications and variations, after preparing hundreds of applications, we realise that standard pricing doesn’t work.  Instead, we provide a tailored quote for our AFSL applications.  Factors we consider in setting our price include:

  • The authorisations being sought
  • The number (and experience) of responsible managers you nominate
  • The amount of support you are seeking to complete the application and supporting proof documents
  • Whether you need access to a Compliance Manual

Contact us to request a quote

Obtaining an AFSL

Hear from one of the partners at Holley Nethercote, Paul Derham, about what’s involved in obtaining an AFSL and the 4 key decisions you need to make before you commence the process.

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