Applying to ASIC for reinstatement
If you want to reinstate your company, you will need to apply to ASIC by following the steps below.
How to apply for reinstatement
Step 1 – Check if the company name is still available
Check to see if the company name is still available using our Check Name Availability search.
If the name has been taken since the company was deregistered, we can change the company name as per the ACN (e.g. ACN 123 456 789 Pty Ltd.). You must let us know this as part of your application for reinstatement.
If the name is still available, it's possible to reserve the name. This ensures it is still available once the company has been reinstated. To reserve the name, you need to lodge an Application for reservation of a name (Form 410). This reserves the name for two months.
Step 2 – Use our reinstatement calculator to get an idea on how much reinstatement will cost
Our reinstatement calculator will give you an approximate fee for reinstating your company. Note you'll need Microsoft Excel to use it.
Step 3 – Request a detailed estimate of fees to be paid
If you've used our reinstatement calculator and still want to reinstate your company, contact us to request a detailed estimate of fees. Within 28 days, you'll receive an email outlining the fees that need to be paid, as well as an 'Application for Reinstatement'.
Step 4 – Complete the Application for Reinstatement, pay the required amount, and send back to us
Once we've received full payment and a completed application has been lodged with us, it may take up to 28 days for us to reinstate a company.
Payment options include BPAY or cheque.
Find your company's BPAY details
If your application does not meet our requirements, it will be returned to you and there could be delays while we seek more information from you.