Registration as a Foreign Company - Australian Government

Description

You will require this registration if you intend to operate as a foreign company that will carry on business in Australia.

A foreign company is defined as a body corporate which has been formed or incorporated in an external territory or outside Australia, or an unincorporated body that is formed in an external territory or outside Australia and may sue and be sued or may hold property in the name of its secretary or other officer.

All relevant foreign companies must be registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • Provide 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);
  • A list of Directors;
  • Appoint a local agent / power of attorney who is: a natural person or company, resident in Australia, and authorised to accept, on behalf of the foreign company, service of process and notices; and
  • Submit any other documentation as requested by the Agency.

A foreign company that is not bound by a written constitution and / or is bound by some other means of governance, you will need to provide a statement in writing to that effect and wherever possible include a description of the legislation that governs the administration of your company.

Please note that if any document is not in English, you will need to provide a certified translation of that document into English.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Registration ongoing until cancelled.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $495.00 Registration as a foreign company.
Apply Miscellaneous All -

Other fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Checklist for Registering a Company (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Corporations Act 2001 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Corporations Regulations 2001 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Investors and Financial Consumers

Contact details

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Enquiries, ASIC WA Service Centre, Licensing and Business Operations

Investors and Financial Consumers

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Operating address: Level 1
11 Mounts Bay Road
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Phone: 08 9261 4000
Phone: 1300 300 630
Fax: 08 9261 4227

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Enquiries, ASIC Vic Service Centre, Licensing and Business Operations

Investors and Financial Consumers

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Operating address: Level 7
120 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Phone: 1300 300 630
Phone: 03 9280 3200
Fax: 03 9280 3444

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Enquiries, ASIC NT Service Centre, Licensing and Business Operations

Investors and Financial Consumers

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Operating address: Jacana House
Level 5
39 - 41 Woods Street
Darwin, Northern Territory 0800
Phone: 08 8943 0900
Phone: 1300 300 630
Fax: 08 8943 0910

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Enquiries, ASIC ACT Service Centre, Licensing and Business Operations

Investors and Financial Consumers

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Operating address: Level 2
2 Allsop Street
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9827
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 02 6250 3800
Phone: 1300 300 630
Fax: 02 6250 3811

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Enquiries, ASIC NSW Service Centre, Licensing and Business Operations

Investors and Financial Consumers

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Operating address: Level 5
100 Market Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Phone: 1300 300 630
Phone: 02 9911 2000
Fax: 02 9911 2414

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Enquiries, ASIC Tas Service Centre, Licensing and Business Operations

Investors and Financial Consumers

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Operating address: Telstra Centre
Level 2
70 Collins Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Phone: 1300 300 630
Phone: 03 6235 6800
Fax: 03 6235 6811

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Enquiries, ASIC QLD Service Centre, Licensing and Business Operations

Investors and Financial Consumers

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Operating address: Level 20
240 Queen Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
Phone: 1300 300 630
Phone: 07 3867 4700
Fax: 07 3867 4725

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Enquiries, ASIC SA Service Centre, Licensing and Business Operations

Investors and Financial Consumers

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Operating address: Level 14
91 King William Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Phone: 08 8202 8400