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The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is Australia's corporate, market and financial services regulator.

ASIC is an independent Commonwealth Government body established as an administrative entity under the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act (ASIC Act).

ASIC’s online records date back to its inception in 1991. Prior to this time, the registration of companies was the responsibility of the individual states and territories, who primarily stored information on microfiche. All pre-1991 paper documents from NT, TAS, ACT and QLD can be retrieved online as images. Pre-1991 microfiche records from VIC, NSW, SA, WA and QLD can also be converted to images to be made available electronically upon request.

Organisational Search: Business Name Extract (Current)

This search will return the following: full business name, registration number, business status, registration/cancellation date, principal place of business and business name holder details.

Organisational Search: Business Name Extract (Historical)

This search will include all details available in a current extract, plus any historical details relevant to the business name.

Organisational Extracts Search

This search allows you to order multiple company extracts and/or relational extracts, using an ACN or ABN as the search criteria.

Organisational Search: Company Documents

The information in a company document depends on the type of document. Documents are not available online but can be returned using various electronic and manual methods.

Organisational Search: Company Extract (Current)

Current company extracts are available for organisations of types APUB, APTY, FNOS, MISM & RACN. Standard inclusions are: current organisation details and document details, though details can vary with the organisation.

Organisational Search: Company Extract (Historical)

An historical extract will include all current company extract details plus any prior details relevant to the type of organisation, including previously lodged annual returns and company documents.

Organisational Search: Relational Extract

Relational extracts are only available for companies of types APUB, APTY, RACN or FNOS. These extracts provide details on companies in which the company you searched on is involved.

Document Order

This search allows you to order company documents that have been lodged with ASIC since 1991. Some examples of available documents include: annual returns, change to company details and insolvency documents.

Professional Register Search

A professional register extract will include information on an individual such as their current place of practice, companies in which they have a recorded role, company address and the dates of appointment and cessation.

Banned and Disqualified Register Search

An extract from this register will include information on an individual such as their address, the dates the bans commenced and ceased and whether a ban is under appeal.

Personal Name Search

A personal name extract will include information on an individual such as their date and place of birth, companies in which they have a recorded role, the dates of appointment and cessation and their address.

Personal Document Order

An ASIC personal document order allows you to browse and order documents held by ASIC relating to a single person. You can search by first, second, third and surnames as well as by birth date range.

Company File

A company file search may be performed on any company registered in Australia via entry of an ACN or ABN number. A company file contains information on: trading name, principal place of business, shareholders and more.

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