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Registering an Australian Subsidiary2021-11-29T08:25:27+00:00

Registering an Australian Subsidiary

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What You Need to Know Before Bringing Your Business to Australia

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Things to learn before Bringing Your business to Australia

Considering your options for expanding your business into Australia? Registering an Australian subsidiary could be the perfect solution.

Our team at Allied Business Accountants are experts in international trade. Let us help you navigate the legal complexities, so you can make your business decisions confidently.

Together with our network of knowledgeable accountants, lawyers, financial advisors, and other international trade experts, we can make sure your entry into the Australian market is successful.

The overwhelming truth about
expanding internationally

You already know that expanding into the Australian market could see your business thrive and prosper exponentially. But chances are, you’re also discovering the process of registering an Australian subsidiary can be confusing, frustrating, and costly (if done incorrectly).

It can be stressful to navigate and interpret all the Australian legal and tax regulations living in another country. Quite simply, you don’t know what you don’t know.

We can help.

Registering an Australian Subsidiary could be the answer

An Australian subsidiary is a separate legal entity under Australian Law. For this reason, any legal implications of its trading are isolated from the parent company, which can provide a level of protection for your business.

One aspect to consider when registering an Australian subsidiary is that the entity will have a more complicated tax structure than a foreign company, therefore it’s imperative to seek trusted advice from knowledgeable sources who specialise in international trade.

Benefits of registering an Australian Subsidiary

• Registration is electronic

So the process is seamless and instant

• Separate legal entity

Reduced risk for your parent company

• No local agent required

Save the expense of hiring a local agent

What’s included

Here at Allied Business Accountants, we specialise in helping international businesses expand into the Australian market. We have the processes, systems, and—most importantly—knowledge, to ensure your Australian subsidiary formation is simple and stress-free. When you use our services, you can be confident all the finer details are covered. We’ll handle all the necessary registrations and provide you with all the regulatory documents you need to trade in Australia, including:

  • Company registration with ASIC (ACN)

  • Taxation registrations (ABN, GST, etc.)

  • Australian resident director appointment, if needed

  • Public officer appointment

  • Access to our network of international business experts

  • Ongoing advice and support

The Process

We know you have a lot to focus on, which is why we’ve made the process of international incorporation as simple as possible. The advantage is, you only need to complete the first two steps–we handle the rest.

Step 01: Complete our electronic form

Step 02: Send certified documentation

Step 03: We register the company with ASIC

Step 04: We register the company with ATO

Step 05: We open a bank account

Step 06: You’re ready to trade

Client Testimonies

Thanks to David and his team as they are exceptional accountants and always surprise us by how knowledgeable they are in a wide range of fields. For almost a decade, Allied Business Accountants have facilitated the financial structure of our business and have maintained our financial records up to date in a timely manner without headache from our end, or us worrying about missing any deadlines.

Dureka Pty Ltd
I am forever grateful to David for all those years he has invested his attention in my financial affairs and financial strategy. The outcome has enabled me to have the financial freedom and quality of life that I thought I could only dream about. I would highly recommend David and his team.
Tracey Willett

Meet Allied Business Accountants

Allied Business Accountants specialises in helping international companies break into the Australian market. We’re committed to not only making your expansion successful, but also creating an experience that you enjoy.

Growing your business is a time of great excitement, but it can also be a time of stress as you navigate complex international laws and regulations—we want to remove some of that frustration.

Our boutique accounting firm is owned and operated by David McKellar FCA, who brings a wealth of experience and real-world knowledge to his client’s businesses.

Together with our network of international business experts in various fields, we offer our clients a full spectrum of services, including accounting, financial advisory, legal, and human resource management, so you can confidently establish your business in Australia, knowing you’re in safe hands.

Need more information?

There’s a lot to consider when exploring your options for trading internationally. We understand the investment involved, and the importance of making the correct (informed) decisions, which is why we’re happy to provide you with further information. If you have any questions regarding your international trade options, our packages, or pricing, please feel free to fill in the form and we’ll respond to you via email.


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Q&A Questions for ABN Registration

An Australian Business Number (ABN) is an 11 digit number that identifies your business to the government and community, and is used for tax and business purposes.

Having an ABN and putting it on your invoices/website can make your business look more legitimate. It also provides an easy way for your clients to confirm your business by doing an ABN lookup.

  • To register for GST or PAYG you will need to have an ABN
  • If the company expects to turnover $74,999 per year it will need to be registered for GST. To register for GST the company will need an ABN.
  • Most applications (including bank accounts) will require an ABN in addition to an ACN.
  • To register a business name you will need to have an ABN number for the company.

It does not take too long for you to get your ABN (11 digit numbers) when you submit the application with your tax file number ( Tax File Number can help identity you faster).

However, if you do not have a tax file number, you can still register an ABN. Just make sure you record your reference number when you receive your ABN to use later for tax and business purposes.

You are eligible for ABN Registration if you are:

  • a carrying on (meaning) or starting an enterprise
  • a company operating outside of Australia’s indirect tax zone
  • a company registered with the ASIC
  • a not for profit organization that need to register ABN
  • a group of individuals with a common hobby such as a sporting club or society group.

You will need to have a ABN, individual and birth details, an email address, residential street address and place of business address.

You can apply for the business name at the same time when ordering your ABN registration.

Usually, the ABN is found in your tax invoices or official documents sent by the government to the business. ABN Lookup is an online tool provided by the government, free of use to search your name or business name and get your ABN. You can also use ABN lookup on our website to check your ABN details.

Yes, you sure can! As your business needs change, you can change the legal status of your business by visiting our online platform, EasyCompanies.

Upon beginning a Company Registration Application you will be asked to submit a company name. Enter your business name, then follow the prompts to confirm that you are the holder of the business name by submitting your ABN. From here you can continue with your application as normal.

Yes, you can register many business names. However, you will need to submit separate applications for each business name.

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