What is a Company Register?
Company registers, also referred to as corporate registers, are sets of documents that every company is required to have under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Act).
These documents are sometimes referred to as the company’s ‘books and records’. Traditionally, company registers were large binder folders full of original documents. It is becoming more common for companies to maintain digital registers. While the format of company registers has changed over time, the content of the register remains the same.
- It is compulsory for all companies to have a company register.
- Get into good administrative habits early by keeping your company register up to date as changes in the company occur.
- Not keeping an up to date register can carry significant fines and penalties.
- Traditionally, company registers have been large binder folders but are now more commonly kept digitally.
- You must provide a copy of the register (or a part of the register) to any person who makes a valid application.
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