The Territory of Christmas Island is an external territory of Australia located in the Indian Ocean, to the south of Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, and 1 550 km away from Australia itself. This is a federal constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state. The head of Christmas Island is an Administrator. Local currency is the Australian dollar. Christmas Island has got a very diverse population, with the most common languages being Chinese, Malay, and English.
Economic activity on the island was centred around a phosphate mine. The mine was shut down, and today the island is a centre for ecological tourism.
Christmas Island is not an offshore jurisdiction. However, some experts claim it is a tax haven by Australian standards, since the island has got lower taxes than mainland Australia.
Christmas Island is regulated by Australian laws. Business activities in Australia are regulated by the 2001 Corporations Act and other relevant laws.
Main types of businesses in Christmas Island
- Proprietary Company Limited by Share
- Proprietary Company Unlimited with Share Capital
- Public Company Limited by Share
- Public Company Limited by Guarantee
- Public Company Unlimited with Share Capital
- No Liability Company
- Individual entrepreneur
Registration of companies on the Christmas Island is managed by Australian Business Register. Access to the Register is done via the Australian Business Register website, or via the website of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
To run a business in Australia, one needs to register an Australian business number (ABN). However, companies registered on Christmas Islands do not necessarily need to have an ABN.
Contents of the register
Main extract available from the commercial register of Australia is a company profile. It comes in the English language and contains information about a company, relevant at the moment of the request.
- Full legal name (and former names)
- Registration number and date
- Type of business
- Legal address
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Main activities
- Registered capital
- Owners, key management, shareholders
- Tax details
- External transactions manager
Other available documents
- Certificate of Incorporation
- Annual return
- List of shareholders and directors
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 5-7 days after request submission.
An extract from the business register of Australia can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- File legal claims
Christmas Island acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents on 11 July 1994, as a a part of Australia.
Therefore, the documents issued on Christmas Island are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.
In addition, you can order notarised translation from English.
We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of the Commonwealth of Australia and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Inquiries are processed within one working day. Courier delivery of apostilled documents is paid separately by courier service tariffs.
You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract||from 59,50 €||from 150,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 357,00 €||from 300,00 €|