What requirements do I need to meet to be a registered agent?

Registered agents make lodgements to ASIC registers on behalf of companies. There are a number of eligibility requirements and obligations that you need to consider before applying to become a registered agent.

Applying to become a registered agent

To become a registered agent, you must lodge a Form RA01 Notification to register, change details of, or cease as a registered agent.

A requirement of lodging the Form RA01 is to read and agree to the ASIC Registered Agent Terms and Conditions.

Requirements to be a registered agent


To be eligible to be an ASIC registered agent, you:

  • must be a registered Australian company, the holder of a business name, or an individual that carries on business under their own name
  • must have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • must not be disqualified from managing corporations under the Corporations Act 2001.

New applicants will need to nominate a responsible person who will be accountable for the performance of the agent obligations under the ASIC Registered Agent Terms and Conditions.

For a full list of eligibility requirements, read the ASIC Registered Agent Terms and Conditions.


The ASIC Registered Agent Terms and Conditions outline registered agent obligations about:

  • keeping your agent details up to date
  • use of our online services
  • carrying on a business
  • lodging documents with us
  • acting as the company agent of a registered Australian company
  • ceasing to act for a registered Australian company

For a full list of obligations for registered agents, read the ASIC Registered Agent Terms and Conditions.

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.

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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.

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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: 11/01/2023 10:33