ASIC has general administration of the Corporations Act 2001 (Corporations Act), including Chapter 6D, which relates to fundraising through the issue or sale of securities. This section of the website sets out general information on the various aspects of fundraising, including any regulatory guidance we have issued.

Raising funds in Australia

The basics on raising funds in Australia.

Regulatory documents on raising funds

A subject-based index of fundraising regulatory documents and class orders.

Media releases

Media and information releases on fundraising.

Consultation papers

These documents seek feedback from stakeholders on matters we are considering, including proposed relief or proposed regulatory guidance.


How to apply for relief from the corporate finance provisions.

Search OFFERlist

Search fundraising offer documents in OFFERlist.

Lodge with OFFERlist

Lodge fundraising offer documents with OFFERlist.

ASIC forms

Find an ASIC form.

Corporate Finance Liaison meetings

Information about meetings with corporate finance stakeholders on ASIC's current policy and regulatory approaches.

More in this section

Lodging prospectuses and other disclosure documents

Stop orders: what they are and when we will issue one

When can you fundraise without a disclosure document?

Are there any restrictions on advertising or 'cold calling'?

Consolidation of regulatory guidance on disclosure documents - March 2016

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What's new

ASIC updates guidance as crowd-sourced funding regime extends to proprietary companies

ASIC has released updated regulatory guides to coincide with the extension of the crowd-sourced funding (CSF) framework to eligible proprietary companies. This starts on 19 October 2018.

Disclosure documents can now be lodged electronically

On 29 June 2018, ASIC approved an instrument to facilitate the electronic lodgement of documents that have historically been provided to the Corporations team in hard copy.

ASIC takes action on misleading or deceptive conduct in ICOs

ASIC is focused on misleading or deceptive conduct in the marketing and selling of digital or virtual tokens via initial coin offerings (ICOs).

More releases on fundraising

Last updated: 20/10/2014 12:00