Applying to ASIC for reinstatement

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.

How to apply for reinstatement

Step 1 – Check if the company name is still available

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.

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 of the fees to be paid.

In your online enquiry, please provide:

  • the deregistered company name and ACN
  • your association with the company
  • your registered agent number and firm name (if applicable), and
  • the full name of the company director, secretary or member you are applying on behalf of

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).

Step 4 – Complete the Form 581, pay the required amount, and send application back to us

To apply, you will need to provide:

  • the Form 581, and
  • full payment of fees requested in the step above.

Persons acting on behalf of a former officeholder or member must have the application completed and signed by that officeholder or member.

Once we've received full payment and an application has been lodged with us, it may take up to 28 days 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.

Payment options include BPAY or cheque.Find your company's BPAY details

How to apply for reinstatement as a third party

As a third party, you can apply to reinstate a company if it is involved in legal proceedings.

Step 1 - Check if the company name is still available

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.).

Step 2 - Complete the Form 581, provide supporting documentation, pay required amount, and send application back to us

To apply, you will need to provide:

  • the Form 581 Application for ASIC Reinstatement (Form 581),
  • supporting documentation as to why the company should not have been deregistered (copies of documents filed with the court showing that legal proceedings were underway at the time of deregistration), and
  • the reinstatement application fee, which must be paid by cheque

Once we've received payment and an application has been lodged with us, it may take up to 28 days for a decision to be made.

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.

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Last updated: 24/09/2018 05:10