The following information is for groups who want to become a corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act).
To lodge a complete application, you'll need to have a list of members and a rule book. You'll also need evidence that 75% of your members agree to register. For details of the requirements, see the steps to register—and note that in many cases, we offer templates for the documents you need.
The simplest way to register a corporation is to apply online. If you have a lot of members, it's definitely easier. You can also lodge exemptions online.
If you're unable to apply online, use the PDF forms below.
...or send in a PDF form
Application for registration (general)—for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups who want to become a corporation under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (the CATSI Act).
Application for registration (existing organisation)—for existing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entities who want to transfer their registration to become a corporation under the CATSI Act.
Application for registration (amalgamated corporation)—for existing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations who want to amalgamate into one corporation under the CATSI Act. Note that before we can register an amalgamated corporation, the applicant must submit and publish a notice of intention to apply for registration of an amalgamated corporation. That's to make sure creditors are aware and have an opportunity to object.
Application for exemption (general)—you can ask the Registrar for an examption from some rules of the CATSI Act if they don't suit your corporation.
- Application for exemption from having a minimum of five members—for small groups who want to register a corporation.