This is Information Sheet 21 (INFO 21).

Company Alert is a free, simple way to track any changes made to a company or to check which documents are lodged.

You can set up and manage alerts for companies that you want to track. Select the changes you want to track and we will email you if we receive any relevant lodgements.

Set up Company Alert

How do I use Company Alert?

First, you will need to set up your Company Alert profile. Your personal profile sets up and manages the alerts you get. To set up your profile, provide your name, your email address, and the details of the companies and documents you wish to monitor.

After you have registered your profile, you will receive a profile number. You may set up more than one profile and you will receive a different profile number for each one.

Company Alert will email you if a document is lodged which matches your profile. You can update your profile at any time to add companies or change details, such as your email address.

How do I create a profile and set alerts?

To create a profile for Company Alert:

  1. From the Company Alert home page, select 'Add'
  2. Enter your email address and select 'Submit'
  3. Provide the types of documents and the Australian Company Numbers (ACNs) or Australian Registered Body Numbers (ARBNs) of the companies you wish to track
  4. You will also be asked to provide an expiry date for monitoring. The end date cannot be more than one year into the future
  5. Once all information has been provided, select 'Submit' to set your alerts.

What information can I get from Company Alert?

Company Alert will tell you the types of documents lodged for a company or organisation. The categories of documents you can select includes:

Internal administration documents

This category covers documents that result in:

  • changes of company name, type or class 
  • change of registered office
  • initial appointment and changes to directors and secretaries of companies and bodies
  • lodgement of allotment of shares, alterations and notices relating to substantial shareholdings.

Buy back documents

This category covers:

  • copies of resolutions 
  • offer documents and notices 
  • disclosures relevant to information when offer made 
  • notice of cancellation of shares relating to buy-backs.

Debt documents

This category covers: 

  • notices that companies have been placed in any type of external administration
  • notices of appointments of external administrators
  • notices of ceasing or changes to details of external administrators.

Deregistration documents

This category includes: 

  • applications to deregister a company,
  • applications to restore a deregistered company to the register. 
  • all documents that result in a change in the status of a company to either 'Strike off' (SOFF) or to 'Deregistered' (DRGD)

Disclosure notice documents

This category covers:

  • documents that note significant changes in an organisation that could affect market value. This can include changes in control, changes in assets, and suspension of its listing on the ASX.

Financial documents

This category covers: 

  • accounts of public companies including accounts of disclosing entities (yearly and half-yearly)
  • copies of accounts of proprietary companies (if they are required to lodge such documents) 
  • returns by management companies.

Fundraising documents

This category covers all fundraising documents including supplementary prospectuses.

Takeovers (short) documents

This category covers bidder's statements and target's statements.

Takeovers (all) documents

This category covers all takeover documents.

If you need more information, you can buy a company extract or a copy of the document from ASIC Connect. You can also ask an ASIC-approved information broker.

How can I update my current alert details?

To update your current profile details, enter your profile number and select 'Change'. You can update all information, except your profile number and the start date.

What happens when my alert is about to expire?

We will send you an email two weeks before the expiry date to remind you that your alert will expire shortly. If you wish to continue your alert, you need to select 'Change' and extend your expiry date.

If you don’t need the alert, just let it expire and we will cancel it for you.

Information sheets provide concise guidance on a specific process or compliance issue or an overview of detailed guidance.

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 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

What is an invitation key?

An invitation key is a unique key to register for, or connect to an entity in, the ASIC Regulatory Portal.

Learn more about invitation keys 

What is an industry funding security key?

Your industry funding security key is a unique number used to launch an online transaction in the ASIC Regulatory Portal that will enable us to calculate your final industry funding invoice. You will be prompted to submit business activity metric information on the operation of your business in the previous financial year.

Learn more about industry funding security keys

Last updated: 24/03/2023 11:49