Corporations Act 2001
Subject to this section, a company may appoint an individual, firm or company as auditor of the company at its AGM only if a member of the company gives the company written notice of the nomination of the individual, firm or company for appointment as auditor:
(a) before the meeting was convened; or
(b) not less than 21 days before the meeting.
This subsection does not apply if an auditor is removed from office at the AGM.328B(2)
If a company purports to appoint an individual, firm or company as auditor of the company in contravention of subsection (1):
(a) the purported appointment is of no effect; and
(b) the company and any officer of the company who is in default are each guilty of an offence.
[ CCH Note: Act No 180 of 2012, s 3, Sch 7 contained the following application provision (which was effective 11 December 2012):
Application of amendments made by this Act
The amendments made by this Act apply in relation to an act or omission by a body corporate occurring on or after the day this Act commences.
If a member gives a company notice of the nomination of an individual, firm or company for appointment as auditor of the company, the company must send a copy of the notice to:
(a) each individual, firm or company nominated; and
(b) each auditor of the company; and
(c) each person entitled to receive notice of general meetings of the company.
This is so whether the appointment is to be made at a meeting or an adjourned meeting referred to in section 327D or at an AGM.328B(4)
The copy of the notice of nomination must be sent:
(a) not less than 7 days before the meeting; or
(b) at the time notice of the meeting is given.