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Department for international trade offices

Department for International Trade Australia

The Department for International Trade Australia helps UK companies to expand into Australia and also help Australian companies to trade with the UK.

The Department for International Trade in Australia offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and staff in the British Consulates General in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in Australia.

DIT offices in Australia

DIT office in Sydney

AddressDepartment for International Trade Sydney
Level 16, Gateway Building
1 Macquarie Place
Sydney New South Wales 2000
Telephone +61 (0) 2 9247 7521

DIT office in Brisbane

AddressDepartment for International Trade Brisbane
British Consulate
Level 9, 100 Eagle Street
Brisbane Queensland 4000
Telephone+61 (0) 7 3223 3200

DIT office in Melbourne

AddressDepartment for International Trade Melbourne
British Consulate
17th Floor, 90 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria
Telephone+61 (0) 3 9652 1600

DIT office in Perth

AddressDepartment for International Trade Perth
British Consulate
Level 12, 251 Adelaide Terrace
Perth Western Australia 6000
Telephone+61 (0) 8 9224 4700

Overseas companies in the UK

An overseas company wants to set up a place of business in the UK must register with Companies House. You must register your overseas company within one month of opening for business in the UK.

If you do not have a base in the UK then you do not need to register.

Our accountants can help you to register your overseas company.

Get information about a British company

You may get information about a British Company from the Companies House in the UK. The information you can get include the following:

  • Signed and approved Company accounts
  • confirmation statement
  • The company date of incorporation
  • Company names including company name change history, if applicable.
  • Current and past company registered office addresses
  • company registration numbers issued by Companies House.
  • Current and past company directors and secretary’s details
  • The company’s current trading status – active or dissolved
  • insolvency information, if applicable.

Certificate of good standing for a British company

The certificate of good standing certifies that your company has been in continuous, unbroken existence since its incorporation and that no action is currently being taken to strike it off the Companies House register.

When a certificate of good standing is needed?

If you would like to register a branch overseas such as in Hong Kong or Malaysia or Singapore, the Registrar of Companies in the home country would require the certification that your UK company is in compliance and still active. Banks, lenders, a business corporation based overseas that collaborate with your UK company would require you to provide them with a certificate of good standing to prove the existence of your company at the time of entering into a business transaction with you.

Department for International Trade offices worldwide

Click here for other Department for International Trade offices worldwide contact information.

Good luck with your business venture.

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