Standard Company Rules - Addresses

All Australian companies must provide the following to ASIC:

  • The address of the registered office and principal place of business
  • The residential address of each office holder
  • The address of each member of a proprietary company

1. Registered Address

An Australian company must have a registered office to receive all correspondence (including ASIC correspondences). The registered address does not need to be the same as the company’s principal place of business.

If the company does not occupy the premises, the owner/occupier of the address must give written consent to use the address as the registered address of the company.

You will be able to input the details manually. There are several requirements for Registered Address including:

  • Registered Address should be in Australia
  • PO Box is not allowed
  • Can be occupied by another entity

Reference

Glossary of Terms

Steps to register a company

CORPORATIONS ACT 2001 - SECT 1.5.3 Setting up a new company

CORPORATIONS ACT 2001 - SECT 142 Registered office 

 

2.  Principal Business Address

If the principal place of business is different from the registered office, ASIC must be notified (as per Corporations Act Section 1.5.3.8).

There are several requirements for principal place of business including:

  • Principal Business Address should be in Australia - If the address is a foreign address then you must contact ASIC via phone on 1300 300 630 and arrange for paper lodgement.
  • PO Box is not allowed 

Reference 

CORPORATIONS ACT 2001 - SECT 1.5.3 Setting up a new company 

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