About Us

Patricia Holdings founded Australia's Company Incorporation Industry in 1968.

At Patricia Holdings we've helped over 250,000 accountants, lawyers and financial advisors as well as entrepreneurs set up companies across Australia since 1968. Such a long and stable corporate history has enabled Patricia to develop one of the largest professional client bases in the country. With more than 40% of our business coming from referrals you know you are in good hands.

We’re on a mission to be the most trusted professional documents platform in Australia. From our humble beginnings pioneering the ‘shelf company’ concept, we’re now a leading Australian online platform for company registration, trust deed and SMSF establishment. Our vision is to enable anyone to seamlessly set up a company or trust in Australia.



Leading the Industry for 50 years, 250,000 Companies incorporated. All of our products are prepared and regularly reviewed by a pre-eminent, top tier law firm or a trust deed and superannuation specialist law firm.



Order 24/7, fast delivery by courier or instant delivery by email. We can provide an Australian Business Number and Tax File Number registration service which utilises your existing company or trust setup information to get your ABN and TFN up and running that much faster.

Our Team

Customer service has always been the hallmark of our business and one of the main reasons we continue to be so successful in such a competitive market. A large part of that success however, is owed to the quality of our people.

Katie McGovern
Katie McGovern

Managing Director

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Katie practised as a commercial lawyer for about twelve years in some large, well known law firms in Sydney and in London. From 2009 to 2012 she was a commercial and business advisor to a number of small businesses. She has a Bachelor of Economics and Laws and also a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance. Patricia Holdings is a business that has been owned by Katie's family since 1988 and by Katie since 2013. She has worked with and in the business for more than seven years.

Stacey Mannell
Stacey Mannell

Operations Manager

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Stacey has worked with Patricia Holdings for nearly six years. As Operations Manager, she oversees all operations of the business and supervises our Client Services Team. She has an extensive understanding of company incorporations and secretarial services and has a wealth of knowledge in ASIC requirements and processes. Stacey started with the business as a Client Services Administrator so she is also very capable and experienced in all aspects of the services we provide. Having completed a Diploma of Accounting, she also manages our Accounts department. In her spare time, Stacey enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.

Annelise Arnesen
Annelise Arnesen

Company Secretarial Administrator


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Annelise was born in Bergen, Norway where she met the Australian who she would later move to Sydney to be with. She came over to Australia in 2017 and is now a permanent resident. Annelise has over 19 years of experience in Customer Service in hospitality, aviation and the travel industry. She has recently completed a Certificate IV in Business Administration. In her spare time Annelise likes to spend time with her family, including the new family puppy, as well as attending music concerts and the weekly meat raffle at her local RSL.

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Daniel Jacobs

Company Secretarial Trainee

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Daniel has over 10 years’ experience working in Customer Service roles, and 5 years’ experience managing Cinemas in both Sydney and Melbourne. He currently holds a Certificate III in Business Services and is working towards his Bachelor of Business. He likes to spend his spare time seeing friends and family as well as going hiking.


Trained Staff

Our staff are carefully trained and are here to assist you with all your documentation queries. Based in Sydney’s Neutral Bay we offer all of our customers before and after sales support so you can rely on Patricia Holdings to deliver high quality service time and time again. We offer high quality and compliant documents at competitive prices all backed by the highest level of customer service. If you’d like to discuss your needs, give one of the team a call or send us an email.

Legal Experts

We also engage external legal experts from a top tier law firm to draft and regulatory review our constitutions, company registers, trust deeds and document suite. This ensures our products remain best-in-class.

IT Experts

Our IT team manages the technology which underpins our business, including support, website functionality and software interface with ASIC.

Patricia Holdings Timeline


Finalist in the Small Business Champion Awards 2020.

Launch of registered office address service


Launch of Patricia Marketplace - the first marketplace for startups in Australia

Finalist in the Small Business Champion Awards 2019.


Launch of the new, modern and mobile friendly Patricia Holdings website.

Finalist in the Small Business Champion Awards 2018.


Automated trust deed establishment is achieved (enabling clients to receive their trust deeds within minutes of submitting their order).

Finalist in the Small Business Champion Awards 2017.

Acquistion of Patricia Holdings Queensland.


Automated invoicing and company registration is introduced (enabling clients to receive their invoices and company registers within minutes of submitting their order).


Introduction of assistance with ABN applications.


Katie McGovern purchases the business after working in it for a number of years.


Online ordering made available for companies, trusts and company conversions.


Patricia Holdings launches its first website.


Trust Deeds added to the Patricia Holdings product mix.


The McGoverns purchase the business.


Patricia Holdings' name was licensed to an unrelated party for use in Queensland (when registries were State based and before the invention of the Internet!)


Patricia Holdings is founded. The original owner was a businessman who experienced frustration with the amount of time it took him to establish companies. Back in the days before the internet, the process was slow and laborious. He decided to set up a number of companies and put them on his "shelf" so they were ready whenever he needed them. He knew other business people would have the same problem and decided to on-sell these companies to other people. The new owner would be able to use the company immediately - it didn’t matter that the regulator at the time took a couple of weeks to record the transfer of ownership and so the shelf company in Australia was born.