Public Company

Public Company Structures

Public companies are administered by ASIC and governed by the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the company’s constitution.

There are two main types of Public companies:-

Public Company Limited by Shares (LTD)

An ideal structure for capital raising to grow an idea where investors are seeking a higher level of reporting and accountability or wanting to list with ASX or an investment / equity listing board.

Public Company Limited by Guarantee (LTD) 

An ideal structure for any not-for-profit and charitable entities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) to operate throughout Australia. (Incorporated bodies are governed and limited at a State level) 

Each member offers a ‘Guarantee’ to the company, such that a certain amount of money or asset will be contributed to the company when it is wound up. Members are not required to hand over the guaranteed amount or item upon registration. 

It is also not permitted to distribute profits or assets to its members.


Public companies must adhere to certain requirements, including but not limited to:

For ATO details on "Not For Profits", Click Here.

For details on Deductible Gift Recipient status, Click Here.

Additional choices and information, click here


Setup of Public Company with a business name of your choice and if available. Also includes business name, trademark and domain name search.

Package includes:

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