Applying to ASIC for reinstatement

If you want to reinstate your company, you will need to apply to ASIC by following the steps below.

How to apply for reinstatement

Step 1 – Check if the company name is still available

Regulatory Guide 83 Reinstatement of companies (RG 83) outlines when we are able to reinstate a company's registration. Please read RG 83 and ensure the company is able to be reinstated. 

Use our Check Name Availability search to see if the company name is still available.

If the company name is no longer available, we will change the company name to the Australian Company number (ACN) and legal elements (e.g. ACN 901 901 901 Pty Ltd.).

If the name is still available, you can reserve it to ensure it's still available once the company has been reinstated. To reserve the name, you need to lodge a Form 410 Application for reservation of a name (Form 410). This reserves the name for two months.

Step 2 – Use our reinstatement calculator to get an idea of how much reinstatement will cost

Our reinstatement calculator will give you an approximate fee for reinstating your company. You'll need Microsoft Excel to use it.

If you are a third party applicant, go straight to Step 4.

Step 3 – Request a detailed estimate of fees to be paid

If you've used our reinstatement calculator and still want to reinstate your company, send us an online enquiry requesting a detailed estimate.

Within 28 days, you'll receive an email outlining the fees that need to be paid, as well as a Form 581 Application for ASIC Reinstatement (Form 581).

Step 4 – Complete the Form 581, pay the required amount, and send application back to us

Complete the Form 581 and accompanying checklist. Once we've received full payment and an application has been lodged with us, it may take up to 28 days for us to reinstate a company.

Please note: If you are a third party applicant, you are only required to pay the application fee and must pay by cheque.

For all other applicants; payment options include BPAY or cheque.

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If your application does not meet our requirements, it will be returned to you. There could be delays while we seek more information from you.

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Last updated: 05/04/2018 01:00