ASIC's 'Documents' search provides basic details of documents that have been lodged with us. Documents can be searched using the unique document number.

To confirm the document number, check our Organisations and business names search. This will show you a list of the available documents for a specific organisation.

Search for a document

What details can I get from a Documents search?

Information we provide free of charge includes:

  • date the document was lodged
  • unique document identification number
  • document type
  • number of pages in the document.

You can also purchase a copy or a certified copy of a publicly available document.

What is a certified document?

A certified document is a document from our registers that we have certified as a true copy. Certified documents can be accepted as evidence in court. The certification must have an original ASIC stamp and signature.

Certified documents can be purchased online, but are sent by mail to the nominated address.

What documents can be certified by ASIC?

We can certify publicly available documents that have been lodged with us.

What documents cannot be certified by ASIC?

We cannot certify:

  • copies of certificates of registration of corporation(s)
  • extracts from ASIC's registers, as this information is extracted from our records
  • documents relating to insurance brokers or foreign insurance agents dated before Australian Financial Services licenses 

You have the option of purchasing a certified or uncertified copy.

What certificates are available for an online search?

The only certificate available from an online search is a copy of a registration certificate.

Can I get multiple copies of documents?

You can buy more than one copy of a certified document, but you will be charged for each copy you buy. For example, two copies of a certificate of registration will incur two fees.

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: 08/08/2022 08:23