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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001 - SECT 142

Registered office

             (1)  A company must have a registered office in this jurisdiction. Communications and notices to the company may be addressed to its registered office.

Note 1:       A document may be served on a company by leaving it at, or posting it to, the company's registered office (see subsection 109X(1)).

Note 2:       Communications and notices from ASIC or the Registrar may also be addressed to the company's contact address (see section 146A).

             (2)  A company must lodge notice of a change of address of its registered office with the Registrar not later than 28 days after the date on which the change occurs. The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

Note:          If the company is not to be the occupier of premises at the address of its new registered office, the notice must state that the occupier has consented to the address being specified in the notice and has not withdrawn that consent (see section 100).

          (2A)  An offence based on subsection (1) or (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

             (3)  A notice of change of address takes effect from the later of:

                     (a)  the seventh day after the notice was lodged; or

                     (b)  a later day specified in the notice as the date from which the change is to take effect.



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