Guide to reading current and historical company extracts
Type of extract
Provides current and historical information.
Name of company
The name of the organisation or business name being searched in this extract.
The ACN (Australian Company Number) is a unique nine digit identification number issued to every company in Australia. This is th eACN of the company being searched.
Date and time
When the search was undertaken. The information was correct at the time of issue.
The unique identifying number that is allocated to each document received by ASIC.
Australian Business Number (ABN)
The ABN is a unique identifier issued by the Australian Business Register, which is operated by the Australian Taxation Office.
State of registration
The state or territory of Australia the organisation or business name was registered in.
The date the organisation or business name started.
Next review date
The date on which an organisation or business name should review their details with ASIC to ensure they are correct. The review date is usually the same as the date of registration.
Name start date
This will be different to the registration date if the organisation or business name has changed its name since it was originally registered.
Previous state number
For companies - this will only appear if the company was registered prior to 1991 when ASIC commenced registering companies.
This shows if an organisation or business name is currently registered.
Show the current type of company. For further information on changing company types, refer to our website.
Previous organisation details
Shows any previous details about the organisation or business name.
Registered office address
An address that Australia companies, registered foreign companies and registered Australian bodies must provide for the receipt of communications and notices.
Principal place of business
The principal place of business address is the place where the organisation or business name carries out business, performs an activity or delivers a service.
Historical address details
List of all previous recorded addresses for the organisation or business name.
This is the address to which communication and notices are sent from ASIC to the organisation or business name.
A director is someone who guides and controls a company. There may be one or many directors, depending on the type of company being searched.
All previously registered people who were directors.
A secretary is a person employed by an organisation to keep records, write letters and do other office work. Appointment of a secretary is optional. In the event no secretary is appointed, the director(s) assume the responsibilities under the law.
If there are previously registered people who were secretaries, these would be shown below this section in the same manner as for Previous Directors.
Currently registered external administrators.
Previous external administrators
All previously registered external administrators.
For the purpose of financial statements of a company, when an audit is performed, the financial statements are officially examined to check that they are correct. The person who carries out the examination is called the auditor.
Previous appointed auditor
All previously registered appointed auditors.
Ultimate holding company
An ultimate holding company must be the holding company of another and must not be a subsidiary of any other company.
Previous ultimate holding company
All previously registered ultimate holding company/s.
The share structure will be different depending on the type of company. A proprietary company must be limited by shares, or be an unlimited company that has a share capital, and have no more than 50 non-employee members.
Previous share structure
Will show all changes to the share structure throughout the life of the company.
A member owns shares in a company. The member is not liable for company debt. Their only financial obligation is to pay any amount unpaid on their shares if they are called to do so.
Shows previous shareholders/members of the company.
A general term for an external person formally appointed to a company or its property. Includes provisional liquidator, liquidator, voluntary administrator, deed administrator, controller, receiver, and receiver and manager.
Generally company are required to lodge reports where:
- there are substantial sums of money involved
- the general public has invested funds with the company or
- the company exists for charitable purposes only and is not intended to make a profit.
ASIC can provide a search of historical charge information from 30 January 2012 only.
Current charge information can be obtained through Australian Financial Security Authority at www.ppsr.gov.au.
A list of all documents lodged for this organisation or business name.
Refers to the year applicable to both the Annual review and the Annual General Meeting.
Annual return due date
The date on which an organisation or business name should review their details with ASIC to ensure they are correct. The review date is usually the same date as the date of registration
Extended due date
New annual return due date if extension granted by ASIC.
AGM due date
The date the organisation is required to hold its Annual General Meeting each year.
An organisation may apply to ASIC for an extension to hold the Annual General Meeting. If a date is shown here it was approved.
AGM held date
Date the organisation held the Annual General Meeting.
Confirms if an organisation or business name is up to date with holding its Annual General Meetings.