Cost

For Allan’s to register a company for you with ASIC, it will cost $622 at a minimum. This fee is for an email version company, where all documents are delivered by email in a secure PDF, with a direct deposit into our bank account.

If you prefer a hard copy of all documents, in which we print them for you, then include in a register & express post to you, this fee is $729 as a direct deposit into our bank account. For an email version company, paid by credit card, the cost is $634 & printed register documents express posted & paid by credit card, the cost is $743.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

For the register documents to be sent to you in physical form, we would need to receive your order prior to 2.00pm
for the binder to be sent that afternoon by Express Post. You will however receive the ACN and Certificate of
registration within 30 minutes – 1 hour of ordering. For an email version company the secure PDF of all documents
would be emailed to you within the same timeframe of 30 minutes to one hour once the order is received.

WHAT INFORMATION DO ASIC REQUIRE?

A company name, check here for name availability
https://connectonline.asic.gov.au/RegistrySearch/faces/landing/SearchRegisters.jspx?_adf.ctrl-state=dqnfy20j4_4

A registered office address (ASIC does not allow post office boxes)

A principal place of business address

Full name, residential address (once again, no post office boxes), & date & place of birth of director/s, & what roles they will undertake (secretary/public officer/chairperson)

Full name & residential address of shareholders (also known as members)

What type, how many & value of shares (our default position for shares is ORDINARY type with a value of $1/share,
unless otherwise stated)

CAN I HAVE ANY NAME AS A COMPANY NAME?

No. ASIC do not allow obscene or offensive words, nor can you have a company name identical to an existing name.
ASIC also have a restricted word list. These words include bank, banker, banking, credit union/society, building
society, friendly society, GST, guarantee, incorporated, made in Australia, police, policing, Royal, RSL, Sir Don
Bradman, Starr Bowkett, stock exchange, trust or trustee. For these words to be used in a company title, ministerial approval is required & an application fee of $1217 for the consideration payable to ASIC. This does not guarantee that the approval will be granted.

WHAT IF I HAVE A BUSINESS NAME?

If you are the holder of the existing business name, you can register the same company name if you wish. However,
once you have received your A.C.N. for the company, you will need to apply for a new A.B.N. as the company is a
whole new entity.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A BUSINESS NUMBER?

Once you have received your new company’s A.C.N., you can apply for the company’s A.B.N. (and TFN & GST
registration) at this government/abr website – www.abr.gov.au. You will receive an 11 digit A.B.N., which is your
new company’s 9 digit A.C.N. with two digits preceding it.

HOW MANY DIRECTORS DOES A COMPANY REQUIRE?

If you are forming a proprietary company limited by shares (i.e. a ‘Pty Ltd’ company ), the same person may be the
company’s –

  • sole member – i.e. shareholder or owner; and
  • sole director

A proprietary company limited by shares is the most common type of company and almost always used for the
conduct of small and medium sized businesses which choose to operate as a company.

CAN I SUPPLY A POST OFFICE BOX FOR COMPANY ADDRESSES?

ASIC do not allow post office boxes for company addresses, nor director/member addresses. Physical addresses are
required on all occasions.

CAN A TRUST BE A MEMBER/SHAREHOLDER?

Yes it can. We would need to have the full details of the Trustee of the trust. If a company, it’s A.C.N. & full address, or if a person, their full address. The Trustee would be listed as the non-beneficial holder of any shares, holding on behalf of the trust.

WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PDF OR REGISTER?

Copy of the form 201 – Application for Registration as an Australian company, already lodged with ASIC
Company Certificate featuring the new company’s A.C.N.
Director’s/Secretary’s Consent to Act
Directors Minutes
Members Minutes
Members Register
Members Allotment Journal
Members Application for Shares
Members Share Certificate/s
Share Transfer Journal
Register of Charges & Options
Loan Agreement
Constitution (in duplicate if ordering a Register version)

IS A COMMON OR COMPANY SEAL MANDATORY?

We can provide a common seal if you want one, although this entails an extra charge & companies are no longer
required to have them – section 123(1) of the Corporations Act 2001. If you opt for one it will be posted to the
address provided on your order form within 5-8 business days.