CORPORATIONS ACT 2001
A registered foreign company that has a share capital may cause a branch register of members to be kept in this jurisdiction.601CM(2) [ Request by member resident in this jurisdiction]
If a member of a registered foreign company is resident in this jurisdiction and requests the foreign company in writing to register in a branch register kept under subsection (1) shares held by the member, then:
(a) if the foreign company already keeps a register under subsection (1) - the foreign company must register in that register the shares held by the member; or
(b) otherwise - the foreign company must, within 1 month after receiving the request:
(i) keep at its registered office or at some other place in this jurisdiction a branch register of members; and
601CM(3) [ Exception]
(ii) register in that register the shares held by the member.
Subsection (2) does not apply in relation to a foreign company whose constitution prohibits any invitation to the public to subscribe for, and any offer to the public to accept subscriptions for, shares in the foreign company.601CM(4) [ Discontinuation of branch register]
Subject to this section, a registered foreign company may discontinue a register kept under subsection (1) and must, if it does so, transfer all entries in that register to a register of members kept outside Australia.601CM(5) [ Written consent of member]
If shares held by a member of a registered foreign company who is resident in this jurisdiction are registered in a register kept by the foreign company under subsection (1), the foreign company must not discontinue that register without that member's written consent.