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
Regulatory Guide 83 Reinstatement of companies (RG 83) outlines when we are able to reinstate a company's registration. Please read RG 83 and ensure the company is able to be reinstated and that you can meet the criteria.
Use our Check Name Availability search to see if the company name is still available.
If the company name is no longer available, we will reinstate the company with its name as the Australian Company number (ACN) followed by the legal elements (e.g. ACN 901 901 901 Pty Ltd.).
If the name is still available, you may wish to reserve it to ensure it's still available when the company is reinstated. To reserve the name, you need to lodge a Form 410 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 of how much reinstatement will cost
Our reinstatement calculator will give you an approximate fee for reinstating your company. You'll need Microsoft Excel to use it.
If you are a third party applicant, go straight to Step 4.
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, send us an online enquiry requesting a detailed estimate.
Within 28 days, you'll receive an email outlining the fees that need to be paid, as well as a Form 581 Application for ASIC Reinstatement (Form 581).
Complete the Form 581, accompanying declarations and checklist.
Persons acting on behalf of a former officeholder or member must have the application completed and signed by that officeholder or member (these applications should not be completed in the capacity of third party).
Once we've received full payment and an application has been lodged with us, we may contact you if further information is required.
It may take up to 28 days once we've received a complete application for a decision to be made. You need to take this timeframe into consideration and if necessary, re-schedule any pending transactions such as settlements dates or loan contracts.
If your application does not meet our requirements, it will be returned to you. There could be delays while we seek more information from you.
Please note: If you are a third party applicant, you are only required to pay the application fee and must pay by cheque. For all other applicants; payment options include BPAY or cheque.