A registry gatekeeper is a third-party authorised to act as a conduit between ASIC and the business community such as companies, businesses, registered professionals and the searching public.
Registry gatekeepers provide services and products to the public, commercial entities and government agencies. They enhance the availability of ASIC register information by making it available as standard and non-standard ASIC products. Registry gatekeepers may also combine ASIC information with information from other sources to create other value adding products and services not offered by ASIC.
Registry gatekeepers must be authorised by the person or entity engaging their services to act on their behalf. Once authorised, a gatekeeper may lodge, update, or retrieve information from our registers on behalf of customers only in line with customers consent.
- Information Brokers - Information brokers are approved by ASIC to provide search products and services to customers.
- Registered Agents - Registered agents make lodgements to ASIC registers on behalf of companies. Agents need to register for online access before they can use our online services.
- Digital Service Providers – Digital Service Providers use ASIC Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to integrate ASIC Registry interactions (e.g. company and business name registrations) with third party software to create web and mobile services.
- Private Service Providers – Private Service Providers interact with ASIC and ASIC systems on behalf of a customer with the customer’s authorisation.
The principles guiding expectations of our registry gatekeepers are that;
- It is a privilege to be a gatekeeper
- Gatekeepers must act in the best interests of ASIC customers
- Gatekeepers must not engage in deceptive or misleading practices and if they see something, are obliged to say something
- Gatekeepers must act on reports to ASIC of poor behaviour, and
- ASIC can revoke this privilege at any time.