Electronic Lodgement Protocol

ASIC's Electronic Lodgement Protocol (ELP) sets out the terms and conditions for lodging electronic documents with ASIC. 

We offer specific terms and conditions for online services available through ASIC Connect. This includes business name holders, self-managed superannuation fund auditors, financial advisers and authorised representatives: 

View the current version of the Electronic Lodgement Protocol (PDF, 697kB) 

Notice of variation to ELP

Pursuant to clause 1.2 of the Electronic Lodgement Protocol (ELP), the following variations are made to the ELP:



Sections A,

Clauses 8.1(b), 8.4(b), 17.1

Replaced 'subscriber' with 'user'

Section B,

Clauses 3.2, 6.3(c)(ii), 10.1, 18.2, 21.4, 23.2

Changed references to refer to 'Lodgement Services'

Section C and D, Schedule 1 Table 1


Clause 1.1

Removed reference to Schedule 4

Clause 2

Removed table of services and updated content

Clause 19.2(b)

Added 'credit card' to the available payment services for Form 201 and Form 410

Clause 21.1(d)

Added a general requirement to keep secure any other usernames, passwords, ASIC keys relating to access, authentication and security

Clause 23 heading, clauses 23.6, 23.7

Updated to distinguish a user-initiated cancellation from termination


Added definitions of: Lodgement Service, Machine to Machine, Application, Portal, Corporations Act, Credit Act

Amended definitions of: ASIC website, Electronic Company Registration, ELP, X.509 Certificate

Schedule 1 Item 3

Added Form 201

Updated payment methods for Form 410 to include direct credit and credit card

Schedule 2

Updated certification authority and removed reference to 'floppy diskettes'


Updates to instrument style and number format.  Clarified wording, grammatical and consequential clause reference updates

This notice of variation takes effect as of 25 November 2016.

Dated this 25th day of November 2016.

Rosanne Bell
Senior Executive Leader
Australian Securities & Investments Commission

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Last updated: 29/11/2016 02:54