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