Corporations Act 2001

CHAPTER 2B - BASIC FEATURES OF A COMPANY  

PART 2B.5 - REGISTERED OFFICE AND PLACES OF BUSINESS  

SECTION 143   ASIC MAY CHANGE ADDRESS OF REGISTERED OFFICE TO A DIRECTOR ' S ADDRESS  

143(1)  
A company that does not occupy the premises at the address of its registered office must be able to show to ASIC the occupier ' s written consent to the company ' s use of those premises as its registered office.

Note: ASIC can require the company to produce the consent (see section 100 ).

143(1A)  


An offence based on subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note: For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

143(2)  
If ASIC becomes aware that the occupier of those premises:


(a) has not consented to the use of the premises as the address of the company ' s registered office; or


(b) has withdrawn the consent;

ASIC may give written notice to a director of the company who resides in this jurisdiction that ASIC intends to change the address of the company ' s registered office to the director ' s address.

143(3)  


If ASIC is not notified of the address of the company ' s proposed new registered office under subsection 142(2) within 28 days after the notice under subsection (2) is sent, ASIC may change the address of the company ' s registered office to the director ' s address.

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