Corporations Act 2001
A foreign company may at any time appoint a person as a local agent.601CF(2) [ Requirement of appointment before registration]
ASIC must not register a foreign company under this Division unless the foreign company has at least one local agent in relation to whom the foreign company has complied with section 601CG.601CF(3) [ Cessation of agency]
(a) because a person ceased on a particular day to be a local agent of the foreign company, a registered foreign company has no local agent; and
(b) the foreign company carries on business, or has a place of business, in this jurisdiction;
the foreign company must, within 21 days after that day, appoint a person as a local agent.