A company is an independent legal entity able to do business in its own right. It has shareholders, who own the company, and directors, who run the company.
Where Are Companies Registered?
Australian companies are registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). which is the independent Federal Government body responsible for the registration and regulation of Australian companies.
Does A Company Structure Suit Your Business?
Selecting a business structure in an important decision for any business. If a company structure best suits your business needs, it is highly recommend that you seek legal or other professional advice about your particular circumstances. Advice should be sought about issues relating to trading, legal obligations and taxation. Try ourFREE Business Structure Wizard
Trading In Australia
Companies registered under the Corporations Act 2001 are automatically registered as an Australian company. This means that it can conduct business throughout Australia without needing to register in individual State and Territory jurisdictions.
A company director or secretary of a small company must follow the requirements set out in the Corporations Act 2001.
A company structure is a legal entity allowing privileges such as corporate tax rates or limited liability.
How To Register A Company
Company registration in Australia can be completed on our website and can in some cases be registered in just minutes after you complete our company registration form. Register a company with the experts to ensure you receive a full company package which includes all registers, consents, share certificates and four copies of the constitution.