Australia Company Documents
As incorporation agents our experience with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission means we can obtain registry copies of company documents and conduct comprehensive Australia company searches.
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,
Australia Document Fees
- Company Search Report – by email £112
- Electronic Certificate of Registration – by email £120
- Express Search – an additional £75
The search report is provided from the Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s and delivered by email in 2 – 4 days.
We can provide the following documents from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission:
- Company Search/ Company extract from the ASIC
- Historical Company extract from the ASIC
- Certificate Of Registration
- Mortgages and Charges – satisfied Charges Extract
Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission are an Independent Commonwealth Government body. They are set up under and administer the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001(ASIC Act), and carry out most of their work under the Corporations Act 2001 (Corporations Act).
Australia Companies Registry
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
P O Box 4000
ASIC has offices in each state and territory and each office operates a service centre, which provides an over-the-counter service for company lodgements only.
Australia Company Search
We can provide an company search with the latest filed information from the Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s (ASIC) database under section 1274A of the Corporations Act 2001.
The contents of a Australian company search report include:
- Company Name
- Company Registration Number/ Australian Company Number (ACN) is a unique nine-digit number issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to every company registered under the Commonwealth Corporations Act 2001
- Australian Business Number (ABN) – this is a unique 11 digit number that identifies your business to the government and community
- Date of Incorporation/ Registration
- Company Type: Australian Proprietary company – Limited By Shares
- Current Legal Status: registered, struck off, inactive
- Registered Office Address – date from
- Principal place of Business – date from
- Directors details – including name, date of birth, address and appointment date
- Company Secretary – including name, date of birth, address and appointment date
- Ultimate Holding Company – if applicable
- External Administrator including role, type, name, address, appointment date, court no: – if applicable
- Appointed Auditors – name, address, start date
- Share information/ Share structure – including share class, description, number issued, total amount paid and total amount unpaid
- Shareholders – for each class of shares issued by a proprietary company the ASIC records the details of the top twenty shareholders based on shareholdings
- Confirmation id registered for the Goods & Services Tax (GST)
- Financial reporting dates – including financial report due date, AGM due date and date AGM held
- Annual Return – due date and last filed date
- List of recent filings at the Australian Securities and Investment Commission
- The latest filed Directors’ Report and Accounts – only where available as In Australia not all companies only have to lodge financial accounts with the registry
We can provide a Certificate of Registration for an Australian company issued under the Corporations Act 2001 Paragraph 1274(2)(b). This certificate includes details of the company registration including changes to the name, date of any name changes, company registration number, registration date and the company type. This is an electronic certificate and is different to the certificate of incorporation provided when the company was first registered in Australia.
The Electronic Australian Registration Certificate includes the target company name, company number, confirms the company is registered, the company type and registration date. The certificate is dated and signed electronically when ordered from the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
Copies of Australian company accounts for proprietary companies are only available if they are required to lodge the documents with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. In Australia companies only have to lodge financial reports with the registry where there are substantial sums of money involved, the general public has invested funds with the company, or the company exists for charitable purposes only and is not intended to make a profit.
Once a company is registered in Australia the directors are obliged to produce and submit to the ASIC an annual review. We can provide an electronic copy of the latest Annual Return (AR 2000/316L) for an Australian proprietary company from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
Changes to the company must be notified to the Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s within 28 days of the annual review date.
Despite only one annual statement being submitted each year, changes to the company must be lodged with the ACIS throughout the year as they occur:
- Name change – within 14 days of the change
- Company details – within 28 days of the change
- Company constitution – within 28 days of the change
- Director details, including director address’ and personal details – within 28 days of the change
- Share structure or shareholders details, including shareholder personal details – within 28 days of the change
Company Charges Extract
We can provide a historical company search extract which will contain details of any historical charge recorded on ASIC’s Register of Company Charges. It will state if the charges are fully satisfied and discharged in full or deleted charges.