Can the Registered Office Address of a Company be outside Australia?

Hannah Murray

Hannah Murray

The short answer is no. The registered office address of a company must be within Australia and must be able to receive correspondence. The registered office address does not need to be the same as the principal place of business, however it cannot be a P.O. Box.

If you don’t have an office in Australia that you occupy, you may choose to use your lawyer’s or accountant’s office, or your home address as the registered address. Some companies also choose to engage a third party provider which provides this service and will forward mail to you by email or post.

If you choose to use a location that your business does not actually occupy, you will need to obtain written consent from the occupier of the address. For more information on the registered office address and principal place of business address, visit our information centre.

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