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Deregistered Companies

 

The lists below are of companies that have been deregistered, meaning they have been removed from the official Australian records. See below for an explanation of deregistration and how to determine if your company is deregistered.

 

Previously listed Australian companies

(a small selection - see below for full list)

Deregistered company Code Exch Date of Deregistration
A-CAP DEVELOPMENT LIMITED ASX 14-12-1999
A.B.C. LEARNING CENTRES LIMITED ABS ASX 05-09-2016
AAT CORPORATION LIMITED AAT ASX 20-06-2019
ABACUS PACIFIC NV ACU ASX 21-05-1990
ABBEY CAPITAL PROPERTY FINANCE LIMITED ASX 14-08-1991
ABERCOM LIMITED ASX 26-04-1983
ABROLHOS OIL AND INVESTMENTS LIMITED ABO ASX 30-05-1989
ABSOLUTE CAPITAL GROUP LIMITED Other AUS 21-06-2015
ABSOLUTE RETURN FUND (THE) AAB ASX 13-04-2007
ACCESS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED ATY ASX 30-03-1995

Other Australian companies

(October 2020 - table available shortly)

 

What does company deregistration mean?

The company is removed from the official Australian records. It is no longer a registered company. In fact it no longer exists. There are no shares, nothing.

(Don't confuse deregistration and delisting. Delisting means the company is no longer listed as an entity on the stock exchange, but it does still exist as a company.)

Deregistration is recognized as a Capital Gains Tax Event. As a shareholder you can therefore realise a capital loss for CGT purposes in the tax year deregistration occurs. (Providing your shares were acquired on or after 20 September 1985, you are an Australian tax resident and your shares are held on capital account, ie for long-term investment purposes).

Shareholders should also be aware of other CGT Events, the two important ones being:

1) The disposal of shares which can take place on the market in the normal manner or, if they can no longer be sold on the market, we may be able to assist with acquisition of your shares to crystallise a loss, see our "Sell Your Worthless Shares" webpage.

2) The issue by administrators or liquidators of a loss declaration. Such declaration signifies that there will be no distribution or further distribution to shareholders and any capital loss is thus crystallised. Declarations issued since 1985 can be found at our  "Loss Declarations" webpage.

 

 

How do you reinstate a deregistered company?

There have been several cases in the Federal Court that have illustrated circumstances where the reinstatement of a deregistered company may take place. In particular the ATO will reinstate previously deregistered companies, where those companies have substantial amounts of tax due.

For the purposes of the Act, section 601AA allows a company to be voluntarily deregistered if the following criteria are satisfied:

• all the members of the company agree to the deregistration;
• the company is not carrying on business;
• the company’s assets are worth less than $1,000;
• the company has paid all fees and penalties payable under the Act;
• the company has no outstanding liabilities; and
• the company is not a party to any legal proceedings.

A director or member of the company, amongst others, can initiate the process. If a company is deregistered, it is a statutory requirement that the directors of the company immediately before deregistration must keep the company’s books for 3 years after the deregistration (subsection 601AD(5)), with potential criminal ramifications if the books are destroyed in that time.

However, section 601AH also provides that a company can be reinstated by the court if a person has been aggrieved by the deregistration, and the court is satisfied that it is just that the company’s registration be reinstated.

A person being “aggrieved” has been broadly interpreted and includes a person who has been damaged or injured in a legal sense.

A reregistration of a company is “just” if there is no apparent injustice or prejudice caused by the reinstatement, and the court has a very wide discretion in assessing any factors it thinks are relevant.

 

How to claim money owed to a deregistered company?

If you have found a record of unclaimed money in the name of a deregistered company and you are a former shareholder or officeholder, you may have a claim to the money.

If the company was deregistered in the last few years and you were an officeholder when this happened, you should consider reinstating the company as this may allow the funds to be claimed.

If that costs too much and ASIC holds the funds, it may approve a claim if the company was solvent at the time of deregistration. The claim may be approved if the company did not owe any creditors, did not have any security interests registered on the Personal Property and Securities Register and you are the owner of the shares. However, ASIC assesses claims on a case-by-case basis.

 

Finding your company

If your company has been deregistered there are four ways of finding it:

  •  Scroll through the lists above.
  •  Search by code (see box above right)
  • Search by company name (see box above left)
  • Click on the appropriate letter of the alphabet (see the alphabet index above)

 

If you are unable to find your company or the information is incomplete or incomprehensible we recommend you send us a message and we will try to assist.

 

 

 

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Thank you for the wonderful service you provide through your website. I've had the pleasure of selling a parcel of shares: easy, efficient, and very cost-effective. And I especially like the super-easy way your site allows me to chase up companies' various name changes, and so remain up-to-date.
I Brandli, Coffs Harbour NSW


…out of all the exchanges that I do research for, your particular web site makes finding information so easy. I wish the rest of the world would follow your footsteps. Reuters


Thank you so much for assisting with this. I contacted the registry today and they did confirm there are …… shares [value: $42,000] in my sister’s name. I have put ......... in contact with them so she can update her address and will thereafter be able to claim the dividends [value: $3764] and sell her shares if she chooses. We really appreciate your help, this money will be of huge assistance to ..... What a fantastic service you provide.

 

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