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Registering an Australian Subsidiary

Expanding your business internationally can be complex, we can help make it happen.

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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.

Meet Allied Business Accountants, Your Australian Subsidiary Company Experts

If you’re exploring the possibility of registering an Australian Subsidiary, then you’re in the right place – 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. We can make Australian Subsidiary registration a seamless process, so you can focus on what matters.

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.

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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

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.

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 to Register an Australian Subsidiary

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

What our Client Say About us

We’ve been using Allied Accountants for 8 years, and couldn’t imagine going anywhere else. David is always available to respond to emails and quick return missed phone calls. He’s friendly, upfront, professional and his services are affordable. If I could give more than 5 stars I would

Rachelle Williams

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

I have found Allied to be understanding, cooperative and right up to date on current accounting and tax issues. They have guided me through establishing and administration of our Self Managed Super Fund which has supported my retirement. I appreciated direct contact with senior management and would recommend Allied to any person requiring advice and support for their financial matters.


David was an absolute star, after being referred to him for some accounting advice for our small business, he knew exactly what we needed and there was no hassle and was very straight forward. Highly recommend this business for your accounting needs.

Nermeen Naguib

We have recommended Allied to a number of clients and received fantastic feedback.

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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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Australian Subsidiaries – Frequently Asked Questions

An Australian subsidiary is a separate legal entity under Australian Law – meaning any legal implications arising from its trade are isolated from the parent company.

If you’re an international business who’s planning to do business in Australia, your first step will be deciding what entity structure is best suited to your goals – Australian subsidiary, or foreign company – each with its own taxation and legal implications.

One of the most important requirements to note is the need for a resident director. This person is legally attached to your business so it’s important they act in good faith, and are committed to your company’s success. You can learn more about resident director requirements here.

Australian subsidiaries have complicated tax structures and require many registrations in order to trade legally. You already know the principle to a successful business is strong foundations – and this part of the process is no exception. Setting up a business in another country is expensive, but it’s a lot more expensive when it’s done incorrectly.

Your business is unique, and it deserves tailored advice, for this reason, it’s essential you source knowledgeable advice from professionals who understand the intricacies of international trade, and company formation. We can help.

This is an important question, as non-resident businesses will generally be taxed on income that has an Australian source, while Australian resident entities are taxed on their worldwide income.

An Australian Subsidiary is classed as a resident for tax purposes and as such pays income tax on worldwide activities, and GST on activities connected to Australia.

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What You Need to Know Before Bringing Your Business to Australia

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