International investors interested in entering the Australian market may wish to establish a new Australian company or establish a new Australian subsidiary which also operates as an Australian company.Australian companies are incorporated businesses that are also distinct legal entities.
As with Australian companies, foreign companies must be registered with ASIC.
ASIC is also responsible for the ongoing regulation of foreign companies.
For more information, refer to the FIRB’s Investment information webpage.
The purchase, lease and development of commercial property in Australia are facilitated by state and territory, and local governments.
For information on registration and regulation, see ASIC’s guide on Foreign Companies.
An alternative to establishing a new or subsidiary company may be to acquire an existing Australian company.Companies in Australia must be registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).For information on how to establish a company in Australia, see ASIC’s guide on Starting a Company.Australia has a modern and active stock market, allowing access to the Asia-Pacific region and a time zone providing opportunities for trading on a round-the-clock basis.The primary stock exchange in Australia is the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).Both Australian and international companies may apply for listing on the ASX.