Certificate of Good Standing of a Company in Brisbane to be completed by a Brisbane Notary Public

Peter Tobin

BRISBANE NORTH SIDE - Peter Tobin

Tobin Partners | Legal Practitioner | Notary Public | Hon. Consul for Norway (QLD)
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Location Suite 2C, 134 Racecourse Road,
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In my practice as a notary public in Brisbane I am often asked to complete a Certificate of Good Standing for a Company in Brisbane registered under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cwlth) (“the Act”).

Who Makes a Request for a Certificate of Good Standing of an Australian Company?

The requests I receive are usually made by the directors of a company in Brisbane who wish to do business or invest overseas. Generally the directors have been asked for the Certificate by a foreign bank or other lender, a foreign government department or investors.

Contents of a Certificate of Good Standing of a Company in Brisbane

The Certificate of Good Standing for a Company in Brisbane registered under the Act is evidence that your company has been properly registered in Australia and has been in continuous existence since its registration and is:

  • Still currently registered;
  • Not in liquidation;
  • Not under any form of external administration;
  • None of the Company’s property or assets is under the control of a receiver or other external controller

Companies’ Constitution

Because companies no longer register their constitutions with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) a true up to date copy of the Company’s constitution must be produced to the notary public before he can complete the Certificate of Good Standing of an Australian Company in Brisbane.

Company’s Secretary

The notary usually asks the secretary of the Company to sign a statutory declaration which annexes a copy of the Company’s constitution.

Certificate of Good Standing for Brisbane based businesses

The Certificate which is notarised by the Notary Public using his official notary seal annexes a copy of the Constitution of the Company and other documents such as an up to date ASIC Extract of the Company and the Certificate of Registration of the Company.

An impression of a notary’s official seal for the purposes of identification is impressed on all pages of the documents annexed to the Certificate of Good Standing in Brisbane registered under the Act.

The Certificate of Good Standing also certifies the names and addresses of the directors and secretary of the Australian company.

BRISBANE NOTARY PUBLIC - Peter Tobin

Tobin Partners | Legal Practitioner | Notary Public | Hon. Consul for Norway (QLD)