Corporations Act 2001
On an order being made for the winding up of a company, the Court may appoint a registered liquidator to be liquidator of the company.
The Court may appoint a registered liquidator provisionally at any time after the filing of a winding up application and before the making of a winding up order or, if there is an appeal against a winding up order, before a decision in the appeal is made.
A liquidator appointed provisionally has or may exercise such functions and powers:
(a) as are conferred on him or her by this Act or by rules of the Court that appointed him or her; or
(b) as the Court specifies in the order appointing him or her. 472(4)
A liquidator of a company appointed provisionally also has:
(a) power to carry on the company's business; and
(b) the powers that a liquidator of the company would have under paragraph 477(1)(d), subsection 477(2) (except paragraph 477(2)(m)) and subsection 477(3) if the company were being wound up in insolvency or by the Court. 472(5)
Subsections 477(2A) and (2B) apply in relation to a company's provisional liquidator, with such modifications (if any) as the circumstances require, as if he or she were a liquidator appointed for the purposes of a winding up in insolvency or by the Court. 472(6)
If more than one liquidator is appointed by the Court, the Court must declare whether anything that is required or authorised by this Act to be done by the liquidator is to be done by all or any one or more of the persons appointed.
[ CCH Note: Regulation 10.25.02(3)(h) (which was effective 1 March 2017) provides that the amendments made by No 11 of 2016, s 3, Sch 2 apply in relation to external administrations on and after 1 September 2017.]