It is important that you fully understand your obligations before agreeing to become a company director, even for a small business. You should only agree to become a company director if you are willing & able to perform your duties. The below resources have been collated to provide quick reference and a broad overview of your duties and responsibilities as a small business company director.
The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) publishes a useful tool which broadly addresses the general duties of individual directors. The tool is available here on the AICD website, and is available for free download as a PDF. We encourage all prospective company directors to access this resource & refer back to it in performance of your duties. In addition to this tool, you may find membership or professional development courses offered by the AICD beneficial during your appointment as a company director.
[Please note that this information is provided only as a useful resource - we are not affiliated in any way with the AICD and do not receive any benefit if you decide to pursue membership or purchase courses]
Further to the above, we recommend familiarising yourself with the relevant government & regulatory resources:
The above information is by no means exhaustive nor intended to be taken as personal financial or legal advice. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions or queries regarding your obligations as a director.