We explain how companies registered in Australia need 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 ASIC need
- Where does ASIC send correspondence?
- Suppression of residential address
- Where there is no physical change to an address
Company addresses can be updated through ASIC's website. It's important to keep your information up to date so you receive information and avoid late fees.
To update your company addresses:
- 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 can then update all your address details online. Your address updates will show on our register within seven days.
To check your current company addresses you can:
- Log in to your company officeholder account, or
- Search our registers for your company details.
If your address details are incorrect, use our online services to update them.
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.
Officeholders registered for online lodgement will receive their annual statement online.
Otherwise, ASIC sends correspondence to the registered agent or contact address (if one is recorded).
If a registered agent or contact address is not available, the registered office address is 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 your company addresses up to date ensures you receive correspondence in time to meet any deadlines.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You must notify ASIC of changes to your registered office within 28 days.
Changes will show on our register seven days after notification or a later date if specified.
You can change a registered office address in advance.
Registered agents must tell us of changes to their address by completing 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 don't have a registered agent you can 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 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 address online.
You will receive correspondence at your registered office when you stop using a contact address.
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.
You must notify ASIC of changes to your principal place of business 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.
You must notify ASIC of changes to a company officeholder's residential address 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 changes to a proprietary company member's (shareholder) address within 28 days.
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.
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.
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.
- Addresses for foreign companies and registered Australian bodies
- Change your business name addresses
- Changes to your company
- Registered Agents
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