ASIC key

Here you will find all the information you need to know about your ASIC key.

This includes guidance on what it is, how to use it and how to request one if you have lost it.

The ASIC key is used for business names, self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) auditors and Australian financial services (AFS) licensees.

If you want to update your company details or log in with your corporate key, you need to use your corporate key.

Request an ASIC key using ASIC Connect

What is the ASIC key?

Your ASIC key is a unique number used in ASIC Connect that helps us establish your identity. It protects your information and makes sure that only authorised people can change it.

Each business name will have its own unique ASIC key.

You'll need your ASIC key to link your business name to your ASIC Connect account so you can update your business name details or cancel your business name.

The key is sent to you when you register a new business name or renew your existing registration.

Requesting an ASIC key

You can request an ASIC key by using our online service, ASIC Connect.

Requesting an ASIC key for a new address

If you need your ASIC key but your current address is incorrect, you can ask for it to be sent to a new address.

Linking your ASIC key to your ASIC Connect account

Before you can update your business name details, you need to make sure your business name is linked to your account.

If your business name appears under the 'Lodgements and notifications' tab in ASIC Connect, then it's already linked.

Otherwise, you'll need to use your ASIC key to the link the business name. Our step-by-step guide shows you how.

Third party requests for an ASIC key

If you're acting on behalf of the business name holder (for example, you are their accountant or agent), you can ask for the ASIC key to be sent to you directly.

What if I haven't received the ASIC key?

If you request your ASIC key online, we'll usually send it by email within a few minutes of your request. If it's being sent by post, it may take a few days.

If you haven't received it after a week and you urgently need the key, you can contact us to get it delivered.

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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: 22/11/2022 05:34