Tag Archives: Personal Property Securities Register

Registrations Due to Expire


The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) was established on January 30, 2012, with options to register security interests over personal property for a period of (i) seven years; (ii) between seven and twenty-five years; or indefinitely. With yesterday marking seven years of the PPSR, the first round of registrations (some 120,000) are set to expire soon.

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Unperfected security interest – Lessee’s administrator successfully resists landlord’s PPSA claims over plant and equipment

In the judgment of Flown Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) v Goldrange Pty Ltd & Another, a lessee’s administrator successfully resisted a landlord’s claim to possession of plant and equipment located at the leased trading premises as security for a loan. In coming to this decision, the Supreme Court of Western Australia provided guidance as to what constitutes “possession” for the purposes of perfecting a security interest under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA).

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11-figure ABN adds up to 7-figure dollar loss as Supreme Court rules on defective PPSR registration

On 2 May 2017, the Supreme Court of New South Wales handed down its decision refusing an application to extend time to register a security interest in Production Printing (Aust) Pty Ltd (in liquidation) [2017] NSWSC 505.

The decision followed shortly after that of OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd (administrators appointed) [2017] NSWSC 21 (OneSteel) in which it was held that registering a security interest on the Personal Property Security Register (PPSR) against a grantor’s Australian Business Number (ABN) rather than its Australian Company Number (ACN) affords no protection and will result in the security interest vesting in the grantor if it becomes insolvent.

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