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Company Incorporation Services in Australia

FastLane Group provides company incorporation services to local and non-Australian businesses to register their companies with Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) and obtain an Australian Company Number (ACN). Our team of experts provides assistance at every stage of the process, from local company setup to expanding into international markets.

Our philosophy, “From Local to Global,” reflects our dedication to helping Australian local businesses achieve international success and supporting international ventures in the Australian market. Join us and experience a smooth journey to business success!

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Expertise

We have a team of experienced professionals who can help you with every step of the process, from name search and reservation to filing the necessary paperwork and obtaining your Australian Company Number (ACN).

Global reach

With an extensive network and strong partnerships spanning the globe, we are committed to supporting the success of your international ventures.

Personalized service

We understand that every business is different, and we offer personalized service to ensure that your company’s needs are met.

Comprehensive Incorporation Solutions for Your Business

Company name search and reservation

One of the most important steps in the business formation process. Making sure there is no duplication of your intended business name.

Company incorporation application

We will handle the entire process, from document preparation to submission, saving your time and effort.

Application of Business Registration

Failing to properly file and obtain your Hong Kong business registration certificate can make doing business difficult. We ensure that all your company formation documents are prepared according to the government’s requirements.

Provision of a registered address

We provide a legitimate registered address service, with a complimentary mail handling service to ensure that there is no communication gap between your company and its stakeholders.

Company secretary services

Our company incorporation package comes with an option to serve as your Company Secretary. Check our Company Secretary service page to learn more.

Bank account opening

Without proper preparation, opening a bank account could take months. Let us fasten the process and get your business running as soon as possible.

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Frequently Answered Questions

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is the Australian government agency responsible for regulating companies, financial services, and markets. ASIC registration is required for all companies that are incorporated in Australia or that carry on business in Australia. Once your company is registered with ASIC, you will be issued an Australian Company Number (ACN) for Australian Business Number ABN application. ABN are important because they provide proof of the legal status of a business and can be used to verify the identity of a business, obtain a business license from the local council, and open bank accounts.

To get an ASIC registration in Australia, you need to choose a business structure, check the availability of the business name, prepare the documents, pay the registration fee, register with ASIC, and get your Certificate of the Registration of a Company.

Sole proprietorships and partnerships do not require a company secretary. However, if you are registering a private limited company (Pty Ltd), you will need to appoint a company secretary (Cosec) to help you with the process. In Australia, a company secretary is required for private limited companies (Pty Ltd). This is because Pty Ltd are separate legal entities from their owners, and the company secretary is responsible for ensuring that the company complies with the law.

In general, it takes around 2-3 weeks to register a company in Australia. However, it can take longer if your application is incomplete or if there are any issues with your documentation.

The Australian government generally welcomes foreign investment in Australia. However, there is a requirement for at least one director of any company to be an Australian resident. For a public company, there must be a minimum of three Australian resident directors.

If your new Australian business is unable to meet this requirement, you can appoint a registered agent like Fastlane to look after your company’s matters and ensure compliance. As an agent, Fastlane will not participate in the management or financial affairs of your business.

All Australian companies are required to have a registered office, but this does not necessarily mean that they need to have a physical office in Australia. A registered office can be any address in Australia, regardless of whether it is a physical address, virtual address, or company secretary address.

The most common propriety company that exists in Australia is ‘limited by shares’ in which the liability of shareholding is limited to the amount invested in shares. The other one is the ‘Limited company with unlimited liabilities’ whose shareholder may incur company indebtedness exceeding contribution made to shares.

Australian companies are ruled by certain laws. The ‘replaceable rules’ are the default set given by the Corporations Act 2001. On the other hand, the company can adopt a constitution for customized rules. For instance, a certain type of companies such as superannuation company requires having a constitution.

Choosing an appropriate company name is particularly important because it reflect its public or private status and shareholder accountability. Verify the availability of your preferred name through the tools offered on the ASIC website easily.

It should be mentioned that, though the company is registered on a national level, state or territory of registration has to be specified. This defines the state of operations, which determines eligibility for federal government grants, taxation purposes, acquisition of property and avoiding changes in registration.

Two primary addresses are required:

  • Registered Office Address: Make sure the registered office address is located in Australia (not a P.O. box). It will thus facilitate the forwarding of official communication and ensure that formal communication.
  • Principal Place of Business Address: This is referred to as the company’s primary operating location and should not be a P.O. box. In case you lack a suitable address, FastLane can offer an address solution for this purpose.

All companies are required to disclose their ultimate holding companies. An ultimate holding company is where another company owns more than 50% of your company’s shares.

A proprietary company should have a minimum of one director and other appointed directors also. Appointing secretaries is optional. Personal details and written consent for each officeholder are necessary.

Usually, private companies issue so-called “Ordinary Shares”, which carry no special rights. It is essential first to identify the share class, including the total amount of capital which represents the company, as well as the sums paid and not paid by each shareholder. The decision is critical, as it guarantees the efficient allocation of the capital and equitable ownership spread among the corporation.

They may include a single person or another corporate body. Ensure that you have secure agreements on share distribution and payment specifics and written consent. Keep a record of every individual shareholder’s details, dates of purchase, and characteristics/details of shares.

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