Australia Company Formations

The most common type of company in Australia is the proprietary company (Pty). A Pty is a legal entity, shareholders liability is limited and is governed by the Corporations Act 2001.

A company incorporated and conducting business in Australia is registered with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.

To start the incorporation of your Australian company we initially require the proposed company name, details of the company directors and details of the shareholders. Note that it is mandatory to have an Australian as one of the Directors.

Company Name

A company name must indicate the company's legal status. A proprietary company must include the word 'Proprietary' or the abbreviation 'Pty' in its name.

  • if the liability is limited, the company name must end with the word 'Limited' or the abbreviation 'Ltd'
  • if there is no liability, the company must end its name with the words 'No liability' or the abbreviation 'N.L.'

Company Directors

Only one director of any nationality is necessary for your company. At least one director must be resident in Australia.

Shareholders

Only one shareholder of any nationality is required for your Australian company.

Share Capital

There is no minimum share capital requirement.

Company Secretary

There is no requirement to have a company secretary. If a company secretary is needed they must be a resident in Australia.

Registered Agent and Registered Office

Your company requires a registered office in Australia and registered agent, which we can provide

Australia Fees to Incorporate
  • Company Formation - £420
  • Provision of Registered Office and Resident Agent - £600
  • Company Secretary if required - £450
Australia Annual Maintenance Fees
  • Provision of Registered Office and Resident Agent - £600
  • Company Secretary if required - £450
  • Directors Register Maintenance - £120
Australia Advantages
  • Time - 3 weeks to incorporate your Australian company
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • Directors - at least one director must be resident in Australia
  • Shareholders - Only one shareholder is required for your Australian company.
  • Share capital - There is no minimum share capital requirement
  • Registered Office - your company requires a registered office in Australia and registered agent, which we can provide
  • Company Name - your company name can end in Pty, Limited, Corp, SA
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process
Required to Proceed
  • Company Name - so we can check your company name is available
  • Documents - proof of address and copy of your passport
  • Form - complete this form
  • Upload - proof of address & copy passport can be uploaded here