Corporations Act 2001



Division 7 - Interpretation of other expressions  


Subject to this section, public document , in relation to a body, means:

(a) an instrument of, or purporting to be signed, issued or published by or on behalf of, the body that:

(i) when signed, issued or published, is intended to be lodged or is required by or under this Act or the ASIC Act to be lodged; or

(ii) is signed, issued or published under or for the purposes of this Act, the ASIC Act or any other Australian law; or

(b) an instrument of, or purporting to be signed or issued by or on behalf of, the body that is signed or issued in the course of, or for the purposes of, a particular transaction or dealing; or

(c) without limiting paragraph (a) or (b), a business letter, statement of account, invoice, receipt, order for goods, order for services or official notice of, or purporting to be signed or issued by or on behalf of, the body.

A thing is not a public document of a body if it:

(a) is applied, or is intended or required to be applied:

(i) to goods; or

(ii) to a package, label, reel or thing in or with which goods are, or are to be, supplied; and

(b) is so applied, or is intended or required to be so applied, for a purpose connected with the supply of the goods.

In subsection (2):

apply to
includes print on, weave in, impress on, work into, or annex, affix or attach to.

includes a band or ticket.


(a) a covering, stopper, glass, bottle, vessel, box, capsule, case, frame or wrapper; or

(b) any other container or thing in which goods are, or are to be, packed.


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