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)   [ Written consent]  

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)   [ Strict liability offence]  

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143(2)   [ No consent or consent withdrawn]  

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(b) has withdrawn the consent;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)   [ ASIC not notified]  

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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