Local Agent Services2023-10-20T01:33:49+00:00

Local Agent Services

You focus on the business operations, and we’ll focus on keeping the operations compliant

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Are you considering registering a foreign company in Australia?

You’ll need a Local Agent.

Appointing a Local Agent is one of the requirements for a foreign company doing business in Australia. The Local Agent must be able to comply with the various regulatory requirements of ASIC (the registering body), and must also reside in Australia.

Meet Allied Business Accountants, Your Local Agent Experts

If you’re exploring the possibility of hiring a Local Agent, 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 you Local Agent appointment seamless, 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.

We’re here to see your business
succeed in Australia

• Tailored Advice

So you understand all your options

• Efficient

We keep the process streamlined and stress-free

• Fixed Fees

So you can plan cash flow with confidence

Our Local Agent services are transparent, informative, and most importantly, compliant

Hiring a Local Agent isn’t something to take lightly—you’re essentially trusting another party to ensure that your business is operating legally in Australia.

Allied Business Accountants are the trusted experts for international businesses.

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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Expertise you can trust

Experienced, professional Melbourne accountants with industry leading qualifications and accreditations to show for it. Learn more from a specialised business accountants.

Q&A Questions for Local Agent Services

A local agent can either be a person who resides in Australia (and is over 18 years old), or an Australian Company. Australia’s Corporations Act 2001 (CA) states that any foreign company trading in Australia must appoint a Local Agent.

The Local Agent is essentially the party that’s responsible for ensuring that the foreign company is acting and operating legally in Australia. Their duties include (but aren’t limited to):

● any obligations the company must meet or are required by or under the Corporations Act

● Signing and lodging any documents required by ASIC

● personal liability for any breaches or penalties imposed on the foreign company for any breach of the Corporations Act if a court or tribunal hearing considers the local agent should be liable.

Appointing a Local Agent shouldn’t be a decision you take lightly because you’re trusting another party (often in another country) with significant control of your business. You need to be confident that your Local Agent will be knowledgeable, professional, and always have your business success front of mind. We can help.
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