Public Company Limited by Guarantee Package

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Public Company Registration Limited by Guarantee

Get your public company limited by guarantee registered from $803! Company package includes all documentation required to have your company registered with ASIC. Our direct link with ASIC enables clients to register companies 24/7 with ease. The company registration package includes all formal documents to ensure your not-for-profit organisation is ready to go.

What is a public company limited by guarantee?

A public company limited by guarantee is a type of public company that may be suitable for some charitable or not-for-profit organisations. Companies limited by guarantee may have a constitution which includes an object clause that outlines the charitable purpose of the company. The members liability is limited to the amount they contribute (usually a nominal guarantee of $10). The company cannot distribute assets or income to its members but must reinvest money towards the organisation’s purpose.

What required to register a public company limited by guarantee?

  • There must be at least three directors, two of which must reside in Australia
  • At least one secretary. who must reside in Australia
  • Its registered office must be open and accessible to the public.
  • Must have at least one member
  • Members must hold a guarantee. If the company is wound up, the liability of the members is limited to the amount they have guaranteed

After your organisation is registered with ASIC as a company limited by guarantee, you may apply to Australian Charities and Not-for profits Commission (ACNC) to register it as a charity. Registration with the ACNC may minimise regulatory burden under the Corporations Act. Companies limited by guarantee must include the words 'Limited' or 'Ltd' after their name unless the entity is registered with the ACNC and its constitution prohibits payment of fees to directors and requires approval for all other payments made to directors.

  • ACN Certificate
  • Constitution
  • Bank Kit
  • Certified 201 Form
  • Share Certificates
  • 24/7 Registration
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Documents included with the Public Company Limited by Guarantee Package

  • ASIC Certificate
  • Company constitution
  • Bank Kit
  • Certified 201 Form
  • Minutes of meeting
  • Consent to act as Director
  • Consent to act as Secretary
  • Register of Officeholders
  • Register of Members
  • Share certificates
  • Complimentary template documents

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How much does it cost to register a public company limited by guarantee?
The public company limited by guarantee package starts at $803. This fee includes a $474 ASIC fee, all company documents and complimentary templates ready to be downloaded in PDF format. We offer an optional printing service that will provide you with a tabbed leather feel burgundy folder that has all your documents printed and your constitutions professionally bound for $50.
How long does it take to register a public company limited by guarantee?
The public company limited by guarantee registration form generally takes 10 minutes to complete. Once submitted, we will carefully transcribe your order and prepare your constitution with your desired objects clause. The company constitution and company information will be sent to ASIC. Your public company limited by guarantee generally will be registered that same business day. We will send you an email confirmation when everything is ready. If you require the company register, this will be carefully prepared and sent out within 1 business day and delivered using our secure couriers.
What information do you need to register a public company limited by guarantee?
Our complete public company limited by guarantee registration can be downloadedhere.
Do I need to describe the objectives of the charitable company before incorporation?
Yes, prior to lodging your company you will need to provide us the objectives of your charitable company. This is known as the object’s clause. Once provided, we will prepare the draft constitution to reflect your objective to attach with your application to ASIC.
Does it include registration with the ACNC?
No. Your public company limited by guarantee will only be registered with ASIC. Once registered, you must seek independent legal advice before applying to ACNC.
Should I seek legal advice?
The summary displayed on this page is for information purposes only. Summary for public company limited by guarantee should be considered general in nature, and should not be a substitute for professional legal advice. You must always seek your own independent legal, financial and accounting advice about your unique situation.
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