How to apply for voluntary deregistration

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Complete this transaction when you wish to deregister the company.

ASIC will only deregister a company if it meets all of the following requirements:

  • All members of the company agree to deregister
  • The company is not carrying on business
  • The company’s assets are worth less than $1000
  • The company has no outstanding liabilities
  • The company is not party to any legal proceedings
  • The company has paid all fees and penalties payable under the Corporations Act 2001.

You will need to log in to your online account before you begin.

Start transaction

Once logged in, select 'Start new form' in the left hand menu.

From the list of available forms, select '6010'.

Enter the ACN/ABN of the company

Enter the ACN/ABN.

  • Select 'Next' to continue.

Confirm company details

Review the company details.

  • Select 'Yes' to confirm the information displayed is correct.
  • Select 'Next' to continue.

Review account balance details

This screen provides you with the current account balance and an account summary, which has been automatically calculated by our system.

This will display summary information indicating payment required. From this screen you are presented with a number of options:

  • view account transactions and receive a report for a specified date range
  • cancel your application
  • select the link for information about payment options if a payment is required or
  • select 'Next' to continue, if no further information or action regarding the company’s account balance is required.

Please note if the amount payable is greater than the prescribed application fee, the application will be unable to proceed.


Select all six boxes in the declaration to confirm the statements are true and correct.

  • Select 'Next' to continue.

Enter applicant details

Select if the applicant is the company or a director.

  • Select 'Next' to continue.

Please note this guide follows the example of a director as an applicant. If the company is selected as the applicant, the transaction will vary slightly.

Select the director

Select the relevant director from the drop-down list.

  • Select 'Next' to continue.

Provide address details

Select an address from the drop down list or enter an address in the field provided.

  • Select 'Next' to continue.

Review applicant details

Review applicant details. 

  • Select 'Change' to amend details if required
  • If necessary, select 'Add additional person to receive deregistration notice' and go to Add additional nominees (page 11) or
  • If an additional person is not required to receive the deregistration notice, select 'Next' to continue, and go to Confirmation (page 13).

Add additional nominees

Select an additional nominee from the drop down list, or enter a given and family name.

  • Select 'Next' to continue.

Select an address from the drop-down list for the additional nominee, or enter the address details in the fields provided.

  • Select 'Next' to continue.

Please note only one nominee can be specified.

Confirmation of details

Review both the applicant and additional nominee details. 

  • Select 'Change' to amend this information if necessary or
  • If you are satisfied the information is correct, select 'Next' to continue.


Select 'Yes' to complete the declaration when you are satisfied the document is being lodged within the terms and conditions of ASIC’s Electronic Lodgement Protocol.

  • Select 'Submit' to lodge the form with ASIC.


This screen confirms your document was submitted to ASIC.

  • Select 'Next' to continue.

Note: Occasionally, the system may present an additional form submission screen at this point. If this is the case, continue to select 'Next' to finalise this transaction.

Information relating to fees is now displayed.

  • Select 'Print' to print the invoice. Note that payment must be made within 28 days.
  • Select 'Next' to finalise this transaction.

What is an ASIC key?

Your ASIC key is a unique number used in ASIC Connect that helps us establish your identity and protects your business information by making sure only you and those you have authorised can access it.

Learn more about ASIC keys

What is a corporate key?

A corporate key is an 8-digit number uniquely associated with a company’s ACN. Your company needs only one corporate key.

Learn more about corporate keys

What is an invitation key?

An invitation key is a unique key to register for, or connect to an entity in, the ASIC Regulatory Portal.

Learn more about invitation keys 

What is an industry funding security key?

Your industry funding security key is a unique number used to launch an online transaction in the ASIC Regulatory Portal that will enable us to calculate your final industry funding invoice. You will be prompted to submit business activity metric information on the operation of your business in the previous financial year.

Learn more about industry funding security keys

Last updated: 30/03/2021 09:31