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What kind of information will I get from a Business Name Extract?

For detailed information regarding the content of a Business Name Extract, please see the ASIC Organisational Search FAQ.


Format of Business Registration Number issued prior 28 May 2012

Prior to 28 May 2012, business name is registered in each state and territory. The formats of Business Registration Numbers for each state or territory are listed below.

ACT Business Names Extracts

The correct format for an Business Registration Number previously issued in ACT is:

  • The letter "F"
  • Followed by a space
  • Followed by eight numbers

Example: F 01234567


NSW Business Names Extracts

The correct format for an Business Registration Number previously issued in NSW is:

  • Any letter
  • Followed by seven numbers

Example: A1234567

OR

  • The letters "BN"
  • Followed by eight numbers

Example: BN12345678


NT Business Names Extracts

The correct format for an Business Registration Number previously issued in NT is:

  • Five numbers
  • Followed by any letter

Example: 12345A


QLD Business Names Extracts

The correct format for an Business Registration Number previously issued in QLD is:

  • The letters "BN"
  • Followed by seven numbers

Example: BN1234567


SA Business Names Extracts

The correct format for an Business Registration Number previously issued in SA is:

  • "0"
  • Followed by six numbers
  • Followed by any letter

Example: 0123456A


TAS Business Names Extracts

The correct format for an Business Registration Number previously issued in TAS is:

  • Five numbers
  • Followed by the letter "B"

Example: 12345B


WA Business Names Extracts

The correct format for an Business Registration Number previously issued in WA is:

  • Seven numbers
  • Followed by any letter

Example: 1234567A

OR

  • The letters "BN"
  • Followed by "0"
  • Followed by seven numbers

Example: BN01234567


VIC Business Names Extracts

The correct format for an Business Registration Number previously issued in VIC is:

  • Seven numbers
  • Followed by any letter

Example: 1234567A

OR

  • Any letter
  • Followed by seven numbers
  • Followed by any letter

Example: A1234567B


Please Note: Registration Numbers starting with the letter "P" are provisional names only and no extract is available from CITEC Confirm.