The Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Act 2021 was commenced on 6 July 2022, apart from Section 35. One of the principal aims of the act was to allow for the set up of the Corporate Enforcement Authority that replaces the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE).

Section 35 of the Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Act 2021 amends the Companies Act 2014 by inserting a new section 888A.

This section requires a director to include their personal public service number (PPSN) in an application to:

  • incorporate a company;
  • file an annual return (B1) made by a company of which he or she is a director; and
  • file a notice of change of directors or secretaries (B10) made by a company of which he or she is a director.

The Registrar of Companies shall determine the Director’s identity information to be provided where the director has no PPSN. Non-compliance will constitute a Category 4 offence.

It is expected that this section will commence in early 2023.

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