Documents

ASIC's 'Documents' search provides basic details of documents that have been lodged with us. Documents can be searched using the unique document number.

To confirm the document number, check our Organisations and business names search. This will show you a list of the available documents for a specific organisation.

Search for a document

What details can I get from a Documents search?

Information we provide free of charge includes:

  • date the document was lodged
  • unique document identification number
  • document type
  • number of pages in the document.

You can also purchase a copy or a certified copy of a publically available document.

What is a certified document?

A certified document is a document from our registers that we have certified as a true copy. Certified documents can be accepted as evidence in court. The certification must have an original ASIC stamp and signature.

Certified documents can be purchased online, but are sent by mail to the nominated address.

What documents can be certified by ASIC?

We can certify publicly available documents that have been lodged with us. We cannot certify:

  • copies of certificates of registration of corporation(s)
  • extracts from ASIC's registers, as this information is extracted from our records
  • documents relating to insurance brokers or foreign insurance agents dated before Australian Financial Services licenses 

You have the option of purchasing a certified or uncertified copy.

What certificates are available for an online search?

The only certificate available from an online search is a copy of a registration certificate.

Can I get multiple copies of documents?

You can buy more than one copy of a certified document, but you will be charged for each copy you buy. For example, two copies of a certificate of registration will incur two fees.

What is an ASIC key?

Your ASIC key is a unique number used in ASIC Connect that helps us establish your identity and protects your business information by making sure only you and those you have authorised can access it.

Learn more about ASIC keys

What is an AUSkey?

AUSkey is a single key to access government online services. In the future, you may no longer need different user IDs and passwords as AUSkey becomes accepted by more government agencies for their online services.

Learn more about AUSkeys

What is a corporate key?

A corporate key is an 8-digit number uniquely associated with a company’s ACN. Your company needs only one corporate key.

Learn more about corporate keys

Last updated: 27/06/2016 11:35