AUSkey is a single key to access government online services. In the future, you may not need different usernames and passwords as AUSkey becomes more accepted.

AUSkey is administered by the Australian Business Register (ABR).

Do I need an AUSkey to use ASIC's online services?

No. AUSkey is optional, and you don't need to use one to access our services. You can still create an account with a username and password.

How do I get an AUSkey?

You can register for an AUSkey through the ABR website.

Register for an AUSkey now.

Do I need an ASIC key if I have an AUSkey?

No. You can access our ASIC Connect service using your AUSkey as long as the entity's ABN:

  • is recorded on ASIC's register, and;
  • matches the ABN registered to your AUSkey.

If you need to lodge a paper transaction, you will still need an ASIC key to complete your transaction.

AUSkey enabled services

You can use your AUSkey for the following services.

ASIC Connect

An online service for registering and updating business names, self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) auditors, financial advisers and authorised representatives.

Note: To ensure all the businesses you want to administer are linked to your ASIC Connect account, you must make sure that the ABN for the registration or licence recorded on our register matches the ABN registered to your AUSkey.

SBR-enabled web service software

Standard business reporting (SBR) enabled software for lodging financial reporting documents.

Web services

Web services allowing third party Digital Service Providers (DSPs) to provide the following services:

  • business name registration
  • business name search services for eligible government agencies.

For more information about these web services, visit our 'API' web page.

More information about AUSkey

Visit the ABR website for information about:

  • What is AUSkey?
  • Features and benefits
  • Help with registration
  • Technical support

Related links

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

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: 29/11/2019 10:49