Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations
The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (previously the Registrar of Aboriginal Corporations and Registrar of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations) is an Australian Government statutory office appointed by the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act).
The Registrar has powers similar to those of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for corporations registered at the national level set up by Indigenous Australians. Incorporation of Indigenous Australian bodies and companies can also occur at the State and Territory level.
The Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) assists the Registrar in administering the CATSI Act and in supporting and regulating corporations for indigenous people throughout Australia.