Service availability

ASIC often plan interruptions to our online services so we can install system upgrades. This page contains details of planned or unscheduled outages to our online services.

If you've been redirected to this page, then it means our online services are currently undergoing maintenance. Our 'Service interruptions' section below will have more information on when our services will be back online. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Unscheduled outages

There are currently no unscheduled outages.

Scheduled service interruptions

To help customers plan for any scheduled service interruptions, we publish the dates and details eight weeks in advance.
Note: All times on this page are Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Saturday 22 June 6:30 PM to Sunday 23 June 8:00 PM

The following services will be unavailable:

  • ASIC Connect Search - Business Names, Companies, SMSF Auditors, AFS Licensees, Credit Licensees, Liquidators, and Auditors
  • ASIC Connect Lodgement - Business Names, Financial Advisers, and Authorised Representatives
  • ASIC Online Lodgement - Companies, Registered Agents, Auditors, Liquidators, AFS Licensees, Credit Licensees, and Short Sellers
  • M2M Services
  • ABR Joint Registration
  • DataStream Services
  • EDGE Services
  • ASIC Connect Government access
  • ASIC Regulatory portal

Sunday 30 June 10:00 PM to Monday 1 July 7:00 AM

The following services will be unavailable:

  • ASIC Connect Search - Business Names, Companies, SMSF Auditors, AFS Licensees, Credit Licensees, Liquidators, and Auditors
  • ASIC Connect Lodgement - Business Names, Financial Advisers, and Authorised Representatives
  • ASIC Online Lodgement - Companies, Registered Agents, Auditors, Liquidators, AFS Licensees, Credit Licensees, and Short Sellers
  • M2M Services
  • ABR Joint Registration
  • DataStream Services
  • EDGE Services
  • ASIC Connect Government access

Saturday 20 July 8:00 AM to Sunday 21 July 5:00 PM

The following service will be unavailable:

  • ASIC Connect Search - Business Names, Companies, SMSF Auditors, AFS Licensees, Credit Licensees, Liquidators, and Auditors
  • ASIC Connect Lodgement - Business Names, Financial Advisers, and Authorised Representatives
  • ASIC Online Lodgement - Companies, Registered Agents, Auditors, Liquidators, AFS Licensees, Credit Licensees, and Short Sellers
  • M2M Services
  • ABR Joint Registration
  • DataStream Services
  • EDGE Services
  • ASIC Connect Government access
  • ASIC Regulatory portal

Friday 26 July 8:00 PM to Saturday 27 July 11:59 PM

The following service will be unavailable:

  • ASIC Regulatory portal

Saturday 27 July 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

The following service will be unavailable:

  • ASIC Online Lodgement - Companies, Registered Agents, Auditors, Liquidators, AFS Licensees, Credit Licensees, and Short Sellers
  • EDGE Services
  • DataStream Services

Saturday 3 August 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

The following service will be unavailable:

  • ASIC Online Lodgement - Companies, Registered Agents, Auditors, Liquidators, AFS Licensees, Credit Licensees, and Short Sellers
  • DataStream Services

Saturday 3 August 8:00 AM to Sunday 4 August 8:00 PM

The following service will be unavailable:

  • ASIC Connect Search - Business Names, Companies, SMSF Auditors, AFS Licensees, Credit Licensees, Liquidators, and Auditors
  • ASIC Connect Lodgement - Business Names, Financial Advisers, and Authorised Representatives
  • M2M Services
  • ABR Joint Registration
  • EDGE Services
  • ASIC Connect Government access

Explanation of each online service

ASIC website wording Description
ASIC Connect Search - business names, companies, SMSF auditors, AFS licensees, Credit licensees, liquidators, auditors

ASIC Connect Search is the online system used to search ASIC's register.

Performing or purchasing paid searches on companies, business names, auditors, liquidators, and other financial professionals.

ASIC Connect Lodgement - business names, financial advisers, authorised representatives

ASIC Connect Lodgement is our online service for registering and updating business names, financial advisers and authorised representatives.

ASIC Online Lodgement - Companies, Registered Agents, Auditors, Liquidators, AFS Licensees, Credit Licensees, and Short Sellers

ASIC Online Lodgement is our online service for lodging electronic documents for Companies, Auditors, Liquidators, AFS Licensees and Credit Licensees.

This service is also used by Registered agents to make lodgements to ASIC registers on behalf of companies.
M2M Services

Machine-to-Machine (m2m) is a web service technology. This requires agencies to develop software and their own user interface.

This allows for the agency to submit lodgements and search requests.

Australian Business Register (ABR) Joint Registration

ABR Joint Registration allows for a business name and Australian Business Number (ABN) to be registered at the same time through the ABR website.

ASIC Connect Government access

ASIC Connect Government access is a search portal used by government entities to access the national business names register for free.

DataStream services DataStream is a service used by Information Brokers.
EDGE Services

EDGE is a system used by Registered Agents.

This allows Registered Agents to lodge maintenance forms on behalf of companies and a variety of reports.
ASIC Regulatory Portal ASIC Regulatory Portal is a portal used by Regulated entities with industry funding obligations, Self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) auditors, Australian passport fund operators and foreign passport fund operators and Trusted representatives of regulated entities – company employees, compliance officers, registered agents, or service providers to apply and maintain.

Past service interruptions

The following (recent) past interruptions are for reference only.

Thursday 30 May 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM

The following service will be unavailable:

  • M2M Services

Friday 31 May 8:15 PM to Sunday 2 June 8:00 PM

The following services will be unavailable:

  • ASIC Connect Search - Business Names, Companies, SMSF Auditors, AFS Licensees, Credit Licensees, Liquidators, and Auditors
  • ASIC Connect Lodgement - Business Names, Financial Advisers, and Authorised Representatives
  • ASIC Online Lodgement - Companies, Registered Agents, Auditors, Liquidators, AFS Licensees, Credit Licensees, and Short Sellers
  • M2M Services
  • ABR Joint Registration
  • DataStream Services
  • EDGE Services
  • ASIC Connect Government access
  • ASIC Regulatory portal

Friday 14 June 7:30 PM to Sunday 16 June 11:59 PM

The following service will be unavailable:

  • ASIC Connect Search - Business Names, Companies, SMSF Auditors, AFS Licensees, Credit Licensees, Liquidators, and Auditors
  • ASIC Connect Lodgement - Business Names, Financial Advisers, and Authorised Representatives
  • ASIC Online Lodgement - Companies, Registered Agents, Auditors, Liquidators, AFS Licensees, Credit Licensees, and Short Sellers
  • M2M Services
  • ABR Joint Registration
  • DataStream Services
  • EDGE Services
  • ASIC Connect Government access
  • ASIC Regulatory portal

 

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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: 21/06/2024 05:16