Introductory and procedural guidance

Directors and company secretaries have a number of responsibilities under the Corporations Act 2001. In addition to the responsibilities covered in more detail elsewhere in the Corporate Governance section of our website, there are many procedural obligations that directors and company secretaries must be aware of.

This page lists various information sheets which provide concise guidance on a specific process or compliance issue or an overview of detailed obligations in relation to running a company.

Additional information for small business directors is available at the following links.

ASIC Guide for Small Business Directors

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Company officeholder duties

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Information sheets

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ASIC calls on Australian CEOs to review whistleblower policies

13 October 2021

ASIC has written to CEOs of public companies, large proprietary companies and trustees of registrable superannuation entities urging them to review their whistleblower policies to ensure they comply with the law.

ASIC to further extend financial reporting deadlines for listed and unlisted entities and amends ‘no action’ position for AGMs

13 May 2020

ASIC will extend the deadline for both listed and unlisted entities to lodge financial reports under Chapters 2M and 7 of the Corporations Act by one month for certain balance dates up to and including 7 July 2020 balance dates.

Reminders on director trading during COVID-19

7 May 2020

Considerations for directors (including directors of the responsible entity of a listed managed investment scheme) regarding the acquisition and disposal of securities and other financial products issued by their listed entity.

ASIC guidelines for investor meetings using virtual technology

6 May 2020

On 6 May 2020, temporary modifications to the Corporations Act under the Corporations (Coronavirus Economic Response) Determination (No. 1) 2020 (Determination) took effect. Read more.

Directors duties in the context of COVID-19

20 April 2020

The current evolving circumstances surrounding COVID-19 present many challenges to companies, boards, management and their stakeholders. Read this article by Commissioner John Price.

Details of changes to ASIC regulatory work and priorities in light of COVID-19

14 April 2020

ASIC’s Close and Continuous Monitoring program has been suspended. However, ASIC will continue to monitor firms remotely, including through close working and information sharing arrangements with APRA.

Last updated: 13/04/2023 11:35