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General Information about Australia Company Registration

Australia Company Formation

 Principal Corporate Legislation

The Corporations Act 2001 as amended.

Type of Law

Common.

Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents

English.

Currency

Australian Dollar (AUD).

Exchange Control

None.

Publicly Accessible Records

Yes.

Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors

Allowed.

Location of Meetings of Directors and Shareholders

Anywhere.

Personal Presence Required

No.

Australian Companies: Key Aspects

Types of Company for International Trade, Investment & Tax Planning

  • Proprietary Company (Limited by Shares)
  • Proprietary Company (Unlimited with Share Capital)
  • Public Company (Limited by Shares)
  • Public Company (Limited by Guarantee)
  • Public Company (Unlimited with Share Capital)
  • Public Company (No Liability Company)
Proprietary Company (Limited by Shares)Proprietary Company (Unlimited with Share Capital)Public Company (Limited by Shares)Public Company (Limited by Guarantee)Public Company (Unlimited with Share Capital)Public Company (No Liability Company)

Australia Proprietary Company (Limited by Shares) Registration

Share Capital

The Corporations Act no longer provides for the concepts of a company having a stated Authorised Capital or a “par” value for its shares. A company can issue up to any amount of shares it wants to and within reason, at any value.

Classes of Share Available

Registered shares, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.

Bearer Shares

Not permitted.

Restrictions on Trading

Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

Registered Office Required

Each Australia company must have a Registered Office in Australia.

Directors

An Australia company requires a minimum of one director. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident but at least one director must be a resident of Australia. Corporate directors are not permitted.

Shareholders

An Australia company requires a minimum of one shareholder.

Taxation

30%.

Double Taxation Treaty Access

Yes.

Requirements to File Accounts

Not required for small companies.

Requirement to File Annual Return

None.

Audit Requirements

Not required for small companies

Name of a Company

The words “Proprietary Limited” or “Pty. Ltd.” must be part of the name of every Australia Proprietary Company (Limited by Shares).

Time to Incorporate

Two days.

Cost of Australia Company Registration

Australia Proprietary Company (Unlimited with Share Capital) Registration

Share Capital

The Corporations Act no longer provides for the concepts of a company having a stated Authorised Capital or a “par” value for its shares. A company can issue up to any amount of shares it wants to and within reason, at any value.

Classes of Share Available

Registered shares, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.

Bearer Shares

Not permitted.

Restrictions on Trading

Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

Registered Office Required

Each Australia company must have a Registered Office in Australia.

Directors

An Australia company requires a minimum of one director. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident but at least one director must be a resident of Australia. Corporate directors are not permitted.

Shareholders

An Australia company requires a minimum of one shareholder.

Taxation

30%.

Double Taxation Treaty Access

Yes.

Requirements to File Accounts

Not required for small companies.

Requirement to File Annual Return

None.

Audit Requirements

Not required for small companies

Name of a Company

The words “Proprietary” or “Pty.” must be part of the name of every Australia Proprietary Company (Unlimited with Share Capital).

Time to Incorporate

Two days.

Cost of Australia Company Registration

Australia Public Company (Limited by Shares) Registration

Share Capital

The Corporations Act no longer provides for the concepts of a company having a stated Authorised Capital or a “par” value for its shares. A company can issue up to any amount of shares it wants to and within reason, at any value.

Classes of Share Available

Registered shares, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.

Bearer Shares

Not permitted.

Restrictions on Trading

Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

Registered Office Required

Each Australia company must have a Registered Office in Australia.

Directors

An Australia company requires a minimum of one director. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident but at least one director must be a resident of Australia. Corporate directors are not permitted.

Shareholders

An Australia company requires a minimum of one shareholder.

Taxation

30%.

Double Taxation Treaty Access

Yes.

Requirements to File Accounts

Not required for small companies.

Requirement to File Annual Return

None.

Audit Requirements

Not required for small companies

Name of a Company

The words “Limited” or “Ltd.” must be part of the name of every Australia Public Company (Limited by Shares).

Time to Incorporate

Two days.

Cost of Australia Company Registration

Australia Public Company (Limited by Guarantee) Registration

Share Capital

The Corporations Act no longer provides for the concepts of a company having a stated Authorised Capital or a “par” value for its shares. A company can issue up to any amount of shares it wants to and within reason, at any value.

Classes of Share Available

Registered shares, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.

Bearer Shares

Not permitted.

Restrictions on Trading

Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

Registered Office Required

Each Australia company must have a Registered Office in Australia.

Directors

An Australia company requires a minimum of one director. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident but at least one director must be a resident of Australia. Corporate directors are not permitted.

Shareholders

An Australia company requires a minimum of one shareholder.

Taxation

30%.

Double Taxation Treaty Access

Yes.

Requirements to File Accounts

Not required for small companies.

Requirement to File Annual Return

None.

Audit Requirements

Not required for small companies

Name of a Company

The words “Limited” or “Ltd.” must be part of the name of every Australia Public Company (Limited by Guarantee).

Time to Incorporate

Two days.

Cost of Australia Company Registration

Australia Public Company (Unlimited with Share Capital) Registration

Share Capital

The Corporations Act no longer provides for the concepts of a company having a stated Authorised Capital or a “par” value for its shares. A company can issue up to any amount of shares it wants to and within reason, at any value.

Classes of Share Available

Registered shares, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.

Bearer Shares

Not permitted.

Restrictions on Trading

Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

Registered Office Required

Each Australia company must have a Registered Office in Australia.

Directors

An Australia company requires a minimum of one director. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident but at least one director must be a resident of Australia. Corporate directors are not permitted.

Shareholders

An Australia company requires a minimum of one shareholder.

Taxation

30%.

Double Taxation Treaty Access

Yes.

Requirements to File Accounts

Not required for small companies.

Requirement to File Annual Return

None.

Audit Requirements

Not required for small companies

Time to Incorporate

Two days.

Cost of Australia Company Registration

Australia Public Company (No Liability Company) Registration

Share Capital

The Corporations Act no longer provides for the concepts of a company having a stated Authorised Capital or a “par” value for its shares. A company can issue up to any amount of shares it wants to and within reason, at any value.

Classes of Share Available

Registered shares, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.

Bearer Shares

Not permitted.

Restrictions on Trading

Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

Registered Office Required

Each Australia company must have a Registered Office in Australia.

Directors

An Australia company requires a minimum of one director. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident but at least one director must be a resident of Australia. Corporate directors are not permitted.

Shareholders

An Australia company requires a minimum of one shareholder.

Taxation

30%.

Double Taxation Treaty Access

Yes.

Requirements to File Accounts

Not required for small companies.

Requirement to File Annual Return

None.

Audit Requirements

Not required for small companies

Name of a Company

The words “No Liability” or “N.L.” must be part of the name of every Australia Public Company (No Liability Company).

Time to Incorporate

Two days.

Cost of Australia Company Registration


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Services related Australia Company Registration

Worldwide Incorporation Services provides the following services related Australia Company Registration:

  • Australia Company Registration
  • Registered Office and Agent Services in Australia
  • Australia Company Secretarial Services
  • Nominee Shareholder / Nominee Director
  • Opening of Bank Accounts
  • Full Australia Company Administration Services
  • Mailing Address in Australia
  • Trademark Registration
  • Yacht Registration

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