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.
Anybody can form a company in Australia providing they are over the age of 18 and not bankrupt. You must provide at least one director who is resident in Australia and a physical location (registered office address) for the business in Australia.
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.
Please contact us for more information if you require further assistance with Australia Company Formations.