Addresses for foreign companies and registered Australian bodies

Both registered Australian bodies and foreign companies must have a registered office in Australia where correspondence can be sent. A registered office does not need to be the body's place of business. The address cannot be a post office box.

Tell us of a change to a foreign company and registered Australian body registered office address in Australia by completing a Form 489 Notification of change of registered office or office hours of a registered body.

Any change to a foreign company and registered Australian body registered office address in Australia must be notified to ASIC within seven days.

Address in place/country of origin

Both registered Australian bodies and foreign companies must tell us their registered office address in their state or territory/country of origin. However, if the legislation of that jurisdiction does not require a registered office address, the principal place of business must be provided instead.

Tell us of a change to a registered office address in a state or territory/country of origin by completing a Form 489 Notification of change of registered office or office hours of a registered body.

Any change to a registered office address in a state or territory/country of origin must be notified to ASIC within one month.

Director addresses

Tell us of a change to the residential address of a director of a registered Australian body or foreign company by completing a Form 490 Notification of change to directors of a registered body.

Any change to the residential address of a director of a registered Australian body or foreign company must be notified to ASIC within one month.

Agent of a foreign company

A foreign company must have appointed a local agent who is resident in Australia, to accept the service of notices on behalf of the company. The address of the local agent cannot be a post office box.

Tell us of a change to the address of the local agent by completing a Form 404 Notification of change to agent of a foreign company.

Any change to the address of the local agent must be notified to ASIC within one month. 

A foreign company can also tell us of a change to any of its addresses when completing either:

Form 405 Statement to verify financial statements of a foreign company, or Form 406 Annual return of a foreign company (if financial reporting relief applies).

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Last updated: 18/07/2017 05:18