Company addresses

We explain how companies registered in Australia need to keep their email and address details up to date with ASIC.

How to change company addresses

You can make a change of address through ASIC's website. It's important to keep your information up to date so you receive information and avoid late fees.

To change your company addresses:

  1. Register for online access using your company's corporate key
  2. Log in to our online portal with your company's ACN or ABN
  3. Enter your username and password
  4. Select 'Start new form' and select 'Change to company details' (484)

You can then update all address details online. Any address changes will show on our register within seven days.

How to check your current company address details

To check your current company addresses you can:

If your address details are incorrect, use our online services to update them.

What address details ASIC need

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 are visible when conducting a company search.

If we receive information that an address may be incorrect or when mail we have sent gets returned we may highlight this fact in our register.

Where does ASIC send correspondence?

Officeholders registered for online lodgement will receive their annual statement online.

Otherwise, ASIC sends correspondence to the registered agent or contact address. If a registered agent or contact address is not available, the registered office address is used.

If we don't receive a response and there are still unpaid invoices, we may send correspondence to an officeholder's residential address.

ASIC is sending me mail for a company I've never heard of

If you are receiving mail for a company that isn't located at your address, see  'What to do if you receive mail for a company that isn't yours'.

Email address

You can notify a change to your email address through our online services.

If you're registered for online lodgement an email is sent when the annual statement is ready.

Registered office

An Australian company must have a registered office to receive correspondence. A registered office does not need to be the same as the company's principal place of business, but it cannot be a post office box.

If the company does not occupy the premises, the occupier of the address must give written consent to use the address as its registered office.

You must notify us of any address changes within 28 days. Once you've made the change online, the new address will appear on our register within seven days.

Registered agent

Registered agents must tell us of changes to their address as soon as possible by completing Form RA01 Notification to register, change details of, or cease as an agent.

Contact address

If you don't have a registered agent, you can nominate a contact address where we can send correspondence by completing Form 486 Notification to nominate, change or cease a contact address for a company. This address can be a post office box.

If you have a registered agent you must cease them first by completing a Form 362 Notification by a company to nominate or cease a registered agent or contact addresonline.

Principal place of business

An Australian company must tell us the address of its principal place of business. It cannot be a post office box

Tell us of a change to your principal place of business address online. You must notify ASIC of any changes within 28 days.

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.

You must notify ASIC of any changes 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. This can be a post office box.

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.

You must notify ASIC of any changes within 28 days.

Suppression of residential address

In some cases, officeholders may apply for suppression of residential address

This may be because:

  • they have 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.

Where there is no physical change to an address

If an Australian address changes, but there is no change in the physical location, you must still notify us by completing a Form 484 Change to company details. You must also attach 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.

Charities

If your company, registered body or foreign company is a charity registered 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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Last updated: 06/01/2016 11:25