New Company Registrations
Our company registration service includes confirmation of name availability, consents to act , first meeting minutes, share certificates, a suitable constitution, corporate registers, business name registrations, change of financial year-end (if applicable) and ABN, TFN, GST & PAYG registrations (if required).
We are always happy to discuss your requirements and provide guidance on the registration process and manage the prompt online registration of your company. We pride ourselves in setting up companies in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001 and proper corporate governance.
Director ID requirements
New Director Identification Number (director ID) requirements are now law in Australia. First-time directors are required to apply for a director ID BEFORE they can be appointed as a director of a company. For further information on director IDs and to apply refer to the ABRS website here.
All existing directors at the time the legislation was enacted on 1 November 2021 had until the deadline of 30 November 2022 to apply for their director ID. To proceed with a new company registration, we will require director IDs for all directors being appointed.
Same day company registration
We aim for same day registration and will provide the Australian Company Number (ACN) and Certificate of Registration within minutes of ASIC registration. We also offer hard copy Corporate Register service delivered to your nominated address (if requested).
Use the links below to check the availability of your preferred company name. You should consider your company name very carefully before registering it. We recommend that you conduct a thorough google search of your proposed name and similar names. It is also important to check the availability of your preferred domain name and make decisions regarding your company name in conjunction with the domain name. If you plan to launch a website, this ensures you can use the domain name that matches the name of your legal entity.
Finally, just because a name is available and able to be registered with ASIC, doesn’t necessarily entitle you to use the name. We recommend that you conduct a thorough trade mark search at IP Australia to ensure your proposed name does not infringe on someone else's registered trade mark. This could avoid the costly exercise of having to change the name and rebrand later on. If your proposed company name or business name is crucial to your brand, we recommend you consult an IP specialist to register it for exclusive rights to use it.
Once the company is incorporated, there are various other matters to consider, as follows:
Apply for an ABN, TFN, GST & PAYG with the Australian Taxation Office;
Maintain various statutory company registers;
Nominate a public officer with the ATO;
Open a bank account (if applicable);
Ongoing reporting and compliance requirements;
Directors duties and responsibilities.
ASIC must be notified of changes of the following within 28 days, otherwise late fines will be incurred:
company details e.g. registered office or principal place of business;
directors’ details: name, address, new appointments or resignations;
share allotments or transfers or changes to members details;
change to ultimate holding company.
If a company meets the criteria of being defined as a 'large' proprietary company in a financial year, it must also prepare annual financial reports which are:
prepared in accordance with Chapter 2M of the Corporations Act 2001;
audited and lodged with ASIC within 4 months after the financial year end; and
sent to members within 4 months after the financial year end.
'Small' Proprietary companies that are wholly-owned by a foreign holding company may also be required to fulfil the above financial reporting requirements unless relief is granted by ASIC.
Refer to our blogs on company registrations and our company order form for further information. Once the company is registered, we can also assist with the company's ongoing corporate secretarial requirements.