Having trouble searching for a business name?

All business names registered before 28 May 2012 are on our national register.

If you are having trouble finding your business name on the register, please contact us.

All pending business names can be found in our check business name availability search.

I have located the business name, but the search result is missing current holder or address details. Why is this?

We have added a large amount of data to the register to increase our data quality.  We've added over 3 million address records and holder records for historical business names. We've also linked 19,000 organisations that are business name holders to their business names.

A small number of records do not have any address or holder data and will not be found in a search.

Details that are missing in a free search will also be missing in a paid search extract. Buying an extract does not make missing information available.

Why does my search contain unusual dates or information?

When searching the register, you may notice some missing dates and data. This is a result of migrating the business name data from the state/territory offices. Some of the data was missing and so placeholder dates have been added. You may see start dates and birth dates of 1/1/1753 or end dates of 31/12/2999 when searching.

This means that we do not have valid information for the business. If this is your business name, you can request a correction and update the details.

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 05:47