You will require this registration if you operate a registrable Australian body and you intend to carry on business outside the jurisdiction in which it was incorporated.
Registrable Australian bodies include body corporates that are not companies, recognised companies, exempt public authorities, corporations sole, foreign companies or financial institutions. Certain unincorporated bodies can also be Registrable Australian bodies.
An association which is registered under a State law not recognised in other States will generally be a registrable Australian body.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Your application must be accompanied by:
- A Certified copy of the Certificate of Incorporation or Registration and a Certified copy of the body's Constitution (which are not more than 3 months old);
- Other documentation as requested by the Agency.
If your body does not have a Constitution you can submit a letter from your place of incorporation stating that your body is not governed by, or is required to have, its own written constitution.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Ongoing registration until cancelled.
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Investors and Financial Consumers
Corporations Act 2001 (Australian Government)
Corporations Regulations 2001 (Australian Government)
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