Establishing your business as a subsidiary or a branch is a key consideration when expanding into Australia. (For more information on establishing an Australian subsidiary, refer to our article Expanding into Australia – Subsidiary Company Fact Sheet.)
A foreign branch is a company that is incorporated outside Australia. Registered foreign companies are often referred to as “branch” offices.
A foreign company can register with ASIC, allowing it to carry on business in Australia. Upon registration, the company is issued with an ARBN (Australian Registered Body Number). Registering a foreign company does not create a separate legal entity.
Download our Expanding into Australia – Foreign Branch Fact Sheet for key details on Australian branches including:
- Operating as an Australian branch;
- Key personnel;
- Australian regulators; and
- Standard ongoing obligations.
Expanding into Australia – Foreign Branch Fact SheetDownload the full report here.
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