Register Trust


Number of Business Owners: 1-2+


  • Increased personal asset protection
  • Limited liability
  • Taxation & flexibility of distribution of income (dependent on current tax laws)
  • Privacy -unlike a company structure whose name, directors/shareholders and ACN are on the public record


  • More complex structure with higher establishment and ongoing administrative costs, eg trust tax returns
  • Only lasts a maximum of 80 years, then must be wound up and assets distributed. This can have tax consequences
  • Some banks are less flexible with services & finance for trusts

Quick tip! The information on this page isn’t exhaustive and we can’t advise you about the best business structure for your needs. Best chat to your business adviser, lawyer or accountant.