We explain how Australian companies and foreign companies registered in Australia are required to keep their email and address details up to date with ASIC.
- How to update company addresses
- How to check your current company address details
- What address details are required by ASIC
- Where does ASIC send correspondence?
- Suppression of residential address
- Where there is no physical change to an address
Any updates to your company addresses can be done through ASIC's website. It's important to keep your information up to date so you do not receive any fees and we can contact you with important information. To update your address details:
- Register for online access using your company's corporate key
- Log in to our online portal with your company's ACN or ABN
- Enter your username and password
- Select 'Start new form' and select 'Change to company details' (484)
You will then be able to update all your address details online. The new addresses will be updated on our register within 7 days.
If you want to confirm your current address details, there are two options:
- Log in to your company officeholder account and check your company details (if you have registered for online access), or;
- Search our online registers for your company details (note that you may not see your full address details for privacy reasons, just the suburb and postcode)
If your current address details are incorrect, you can use our online portal to update your company details.
All Australian companies must give ASIC:
- the address of their registered office and principal place of business
- the residential address of each officeholder, and
- the address of each member of a proprietary company (if there are less than 20 members),
- the contact address if the company chooses to have one.
These addresses form part of the public record and may be viewed when conducting a company search.
If we receive information that an address may be incorrect or when mail we have sent has been returned to us we may highlight this fact in our register.
If an officeholder is registered for online lodgement, the annual statement will be sent online.
Otherwise, ASIC will send correspondence, including annual statements and invoices to the registered agent or contact address (if one is recorded).
If no registered agent or contact address is recorded, the registered office address will be used.
In some circumstances (no response received to our correspondence, unpaid invoices or the company being deregistered), we may send correspondence to an officeholder's address.
Keeping addresses up to date ensures you receive correspondence in time to meet any deadline that may apply.
ASIC is sending me mail for a company I've never heard of
If you are receiving mail from a company that isn't located at your address, see our 'What to do if you receive mail for a company that isn't yours' page and let us know.
You can notify a change to your email address through our online services.
Registered agents or company officeholders who are registered for online lodgement will receive an email notification when the annual statement is ready for review.
An Australian company must have a registered office where correspondence can be sent. A registered office does not need to be the same as the company's principal place of business.
If the company does not occupy the premises, the occupier of the address must give written consent to the company to use the address as its registered office.
The registered office address cannot be a post office box.
Tell us of a change to your registered office address online by completing the Form 484 Change to company details.
Any change to your registered office address must be notified to ASIC within 28 days.
Changes will be made to our registered seven days after we are notified or at a later date if specified.
You can change a registered office address in advance.
Registered agents should tell us of changes to their address by completing the Form RA01 Notification to register, change details of, or cease as an agent.
Registered agents must notify ASIC of changes to their address as soon as possible.
If 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.
Nominate, change or cease a contact address by completing Form 486 Notification to nominate, change or cease a contact address for a company.
If the company 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 completed online to cease the registered agent.
If a contact address is ceased, correspondence will be sent to the registered office.
The contact address will appear on your company statement and on any company search under the heading 'Contact address for ASIC use only'.
Principal place of business
An 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.
Tell us of a change to your principal place of business address online by completing a Form 484 Change to company details.
Any change to your principal place of business must be notified to ASIC within 28 days.
You can change a principal place of business address in advance.
Company officeholder's residential address
You must tell us the residential address of all directors, alternate directors and secretaries of a company. The address cannot be a post office box.
Tell us of a change to a company officeholder's residential address online by completing a Form 484 Change to company details.
Any change to a company officeholder's residential address must be notified to ASIC within 28 days.
Proprietary company member's (shareholder) address
You must tell us the address of a member (shareholder) of a proprietary company, whether they are an individual or a company. A post office box can 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.
Tell us of a change to a proprietary company member's (shareholder) address online by completing a Form 484 Change to company details.
Any change to a proprietary company member's (shareholder) address must be notified to ASIC within 28 days.
In some cases, officeholders may apply for suppression of residential address.
This may be because:
- they have been granted a silent enrolment status by the Australian Electoral Commission
- they are not recorded on an electoral roll in Australia
If they are not recorded on the electoral roll in Australia, ASIC will decide if their usual residential address on the corporate register may put at risk their personal safety or the personal safety of family members.
The officeholder will then need to complete a Form 378 Application to use an alternative address and/or a Form 379 Request to suppress residential address or change residential and/or alternative address.
If an Australian address is changed, but there is no change in the physical location, you must still notify us by completing a Form 484 Change to company details and attaching a letter from the company officer or liquidator informing us that the 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, late lodgement fees will not apply.
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. Find out what to do if you are a charity.
It is important that you keep your company address information current to ensure you meet your legal obligations and to avoid paying late fees.
Using our online services is fastest and most convenient way to keep your company address up to date.
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