Incorporate a Company

Before Completing the Instructions

Your accountant or financial adviser may have recommended that you form a company.

You can use this facility to instruct us by either providing your instructions on-line, or by clicking here to download the instruction form and manually forward it to us.

The following guidelines, which can be downloaded by clicking here may assist you in making your selections.

It is important that you understand the workings of a company before you apply this structure to your affairs. If you have not already done so, please contact your adviser to obtain further information.

Company Registration

All Companies registered in Australia and its territories are governed by the Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth). This legislation is enforced by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). When a company is registered, it is allocated a unique Australian Company Number (ACN), which must appear on all of the company's trading and business documents.

Name of Company

You can ascertain the availability of your proposed company name by checking the ASIC National Names Index. Please note however that this will not guarantee that a name is available for registration at the time of application. In determining the availability of a proposed company name, ASIC will check to see if there are any similar names already in existence, and might seek submissions from us to ensure that the proposed company registration will not be trading in a similar market to an existing name.