Incorporator will not provide a common seal as companies are no longer required to have them - section 123(1) of the Corporations Act 2001.
However, a company may have a common seal if it wants one - section 123(1) of the Corporations Act 2001. Company seals can generally be obtained from rubber stamp makers at minimal cost and at short notice.
If a company chooses to have a common seal, the seal must show the company's name and its ACN (Australian Company Number), or, if the last 9 digits of the company's ABN (Australian Business Number) are the same as, and appear in the same order as, the 9 digits of the company's ACN, its ABN - section 123(1) of the Corporations Act 2001.
A company may also have a duplicate common seal if it wants - section 123(2) of the Corporations Act 2001. The duplicate common seal must be a copy of the common seal with the words 'duplicate seal', 'share seal' or 'certificate seal' added.
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