Guidelines for Ministerial Consent to Body Corporate Names under the Corporations Act 2001



These guidelines set out the procedures to be followed and the criteria to be applied in considering applications for the Commonwealth Minister’s consent to body corporate names that are otherwise not available for reservation or registration under the Corporations Act 2001 (the Corporations Act).  Bodies corporate in this context include companies, foreign companies and registrable Australian bodies.  Consent is granted under subsection 147(2) or 601DC(2) for purposes of Parts 2B and 5B of the Corporations Act.