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How to change address details




If your company, registered body or foreign company is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) some of your reporting obligations to ASIC will no longer apply. See here for details.

Australian companies

To change:

Registered office address

Principal place of business address

Company's officeholder's residential address

Proprietary company member's (shareholder) residential address
Use:

Form 484 Change to company details
Contact addressForm 486 Notification to nominate, change or cease a contact address for a company

Registered agents

To change:

Registered agent address
Use:

Form RA01 Notification to register, change details of, or cease as an agent

Foreign companies and registered Australian bodies


To change:

Registered office in Australia

Office hours of a registered body

Registered office address (or principal place of business) in their state or territory/country of origin
Use:

Form 489 Notification of change of registered office, or

Form 405 Statement to verify financial statements of a foreign company, or

Form 406 Annual return of a foreign company
Residential address of a directorForm 490 Notification of change to directors of a registered body, or

Form 405 Statement to verify financial statements of a foreign company, or

Form 406 Annual return of a foreign company
Local agentForm 404 Notification of change to agent of a foreign company, or

Form 405 Statement to verify financial statements of a foreign company, or

Form 406 Annual return of a foreign company

Email address

To change:

Email address (online lodgers only)
Use:

Online lodgement portal


All Australian companies must tell us the:

We send correspondence, including annual statements and invoices, to companies at their registered office address unless an officeholder is registered for online lodgement, in which case the annual statement and invoice will be sent online.

If the company elects to have a registered agent act on their behalf, or nominates a contact address, we will use these addresses instead. If the agent is registered for online lodgement, the annual statement and invoice will be sent to them online.

Keeping addresses up to date ensures that you receive correspondence in time for you to meet any deadline that may apply. This means that you are unlikely to be charged a late fee.

These addresses form part of the public record and may be viewed when conducting a company search Opens new window.

If we receive information that an address may be incorrect or when mail we have sent has been returned to us we will highlight this fact in our register.

Registered Australian bodies and foreign companies must tell us:
Foreign companies must tell us the address of their local agent resident in Australia.


Notify and changing your address



Registered office addressAn Australian company must have a registered office to which correspondence can be addressed. A registered office does not need to be located at the company's place of business. If the company does not occupy the premises, the occupier of the premises must have given written consent to the company's use of those premises as its registered office. The address cannot be a post office box address.

Tell us of a change to your company's registered office using a Form 484 Change to company details (Section A), which may be lodged online. If lodging on paper you must include your corporate key.

You can tell us of a change in registered office address in advance, but if a change has already occurred you must tell us within 28 days after the change. The change takes effect either seven days after lodgement of the notice or a later date if specified.

See also Where there is no physical change in address, below.
Principal place of business addressAn Australian company must tell us the address of its principal place of business. It must be a physical address and cannot be a post office box address.

Tell us of a change to your principal place of business address using a Form 484 Change to company details (Section A), which may be lodged online. If lodging on paper you must include your corporate key.

You can tell us of a change in advance, but if a change has already occurred you must tell us within 28 days after the change.

See also Where there is no physical change in address, below.
Company's officeholder's residential addressYou must tell us the residential address of all directors, alternate directors and secretaries of a company. The address cannot be a post office box address. In some circumstances e.g. no response received to our correspondence, unpaid invoices or the company being deregistered, we may send correspondence to an officeholder's address.

You must tell us within 28 days after a change to an officeholder's address using a Form 484 Change to company details (Section A), which may be lodged online. If lodging on paper you must include your corporate key.

In certain circumstances, it is possible to apply to us for approval to have your usual residential address suppressed on our public database, and use an alternative address instead. Refer to Information Sheet 5 Application for suppression of residential address.

See also Where there is no physical change in address, below.
Proprietary company member's (shareholder) residential addressYou must tell us the address of a member (shareholder) of a proprietary company, whether they be an individual or a company. A post office box address may be used.

Where a proprietary company has more than 20 members in a share class, you only need to tell us the address of the top 20 members.

You must tell us within 28 days after the members' register has been updated using a Form 484 Change to company details (Section A), which may be lodged online. If lodging on paper you must include your corporate key.

See also Where there is no physical change in address, below.
Registered agent addressIf you have appointed a registered agent to act on behalf of your company, we will send correspondence to the agent rather than to the registered office.

Registered agents tell us of changes to their address using Form RA01 Notification to register, change details of, or cease as an agent .

The address of the registered agent will appear on your company statement and on any company search under the heading Contact address for ASIC use only.
Contact addressIf you have not appointed a registered agent, you may nominate a contact address where we can send correspondence. This can be a post office box address.

Nominate, change or cease a contact address using a Form 486 Notification to nominate, change or cease a contact address for a company. You must include your corporate key.

If telling us of a contact address for a company that has an existing registered agent, a Form 362 Notification by a company to nominate or cease a registered agent or contact address must first be lodged to cease the agent acting for the company. If lodging on paper you must include your corporate key.

If the contact address is ceased, the mailing address for the company will revert to the registered office address.

The contact address will appear on your company statement and on any company search under the heading Contact address for ASIC use only.
Email address (online lodgers only)Registered agents or company officeholders who are registered for online lodgement receive email notification when an annual statement is placed in a user's inbox ready for review.

Notify a change to your email address online through the lodgement portal.
Foreign companies and registered Australian bodiesBoth a registered Australian body and a foreign company must have a registered office in Australia to which correspondence may be addressed. A registered office does not need to be located at the body's place of business. The address cannot be a post office box address.

You must tell us of a change in this address within seven days after the change on a Form 489 Notification of change of registered office or office hours of a registered body.

In addition, both registered Australian bodies and foreign companies must tell us their registered office address in their state or territory/country of origin. However, if the legislation of that jurisdiction does not require a registered office address, the principal place of business must be provided instead. You must tell us of a change in this address within one month after the change on a Form 489.

You must tell us of a change to the residential address of a director of a registered Australian body or a foreign company within one month after the change on a Form 490 Notification of change to directors of a registered body.

A foreign company must have appointed a local agent who is resident in Australia, to accept the service of notices on behalf of the company. The address of the local agent cannot be a post office box address. You must tell us of a change in the address of the local agent within one month after the change on a Form 404 Notification of change to agent of a foreign company.

A foreign company can also tell us of a change to any of its addresses at the time that it lodges either:
To avoid late fees, tell us of the change within the time periods shown.


Where there is no physical change to an address
If an Australian address is being altered or updated, but there is no change in the physical location, you must still notify us but attach a letter from the company officer or liquidator informing us that the mail delivery address has changed. For example, a lot number is now a street number or a town/suburb has changed due to alteration of council boundaries. Provided that the physical location has not changed, you will not be charged late lodgement fees even if the notification reaches us more than 28 days after the change.

Suppression of residential address
In some cases, officeholders may apply to nominate an alternative address instead of their residential address. This may be because they are not on the electoral roll or they have been granted a silent enrolment status by the Australian Electoral Commission or if they are not recorded on an electoral roll in Australia, ASIC determines, in writing, that including their usual residential address on the corporate register may put at risk their personal safety or the personal safety of family members. A Form 378 Application to use an alternative address and/or a Form 379 Application for suppression of residential address need to be lodged.



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