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.

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.

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.'

Please contact us for more information if you require further assistance with Australia Company Formations.

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Australia Advantages
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • Directors - at least one shareholder must be resident in Australia
  • 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