How to log in with an AUSkey

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ASIC Connect is the online system used to manage your business name.

You can log into ASIC Connect with an AUSkey by following the steps in this user guide.

You will need to register for an AUSkey and download the software before you can log in. For information on how to obtain an AUSKey, visit the Australian Business Register (ABR).

Using an AUSkey to log in is optional. You can choose to log in with a username and password.

Further assistance with logging into ASIC Connect with an AUSkey - or completing transactions in ASIC Connect - can be accessed via the Help button at the top right-hand side of the screen.

Before you start

To submit transactions for a business, you must ensure the registration holder’s ABN is:

  • recorded on the ASIC register and
  • the same ABN as is registered to the AUSkey.

If it does not match, or isn’t recorded on our registers yet, the business will not be linked to your account. This table shows whether you can use your AUSkey with ASIC Connect.

If you are...

And your ABN...

Then...

a business name holder

  • is recorded on the ASIC register, and
  •  matches the ABN registered to your AUSkey

Check now

You can log in with your AUSkey immediately.

a business name holder

  • is recorded on the ASIC register, but
  • does not match the ABN registered to your AUSkey

Check now

Your registration will not be linked to your account. You will need to:

  • check you have used the correct AUSkey and try again, or
  • log in to ASIC Connect with a username and password.

a business name holder

is not recorded on the ASIC register for your business name

Check now

You will need to add your ABN to the register. You can do this in two ways:

Already have an ASIC Connect account? Submit your transaction online and update the register now, or

Complete the Add an ABN for a business name holder transaction in paper.

Once this is complete, your business name will appear when you log in with your AUSkey.

an SMSF auditor

  • is held by you as an individual
  • is recorded on the ASIC register, and
  • matches the ABN registered to your AUSkey

Check now

You can log in with your AUSkey immediately.

an SMSF auditor

  • Is held by you as an individual
  • is recorded on the ASIC register, but
  • does not match the ABN registered to your AUSkey

Check now

Your registration will not be linked to your account. You will need to:

  • check you have used the correct AUSkey and try again, or
  • log in to ASIC Connect with a username and password

an SMSF auditor

  • Is held by you as an individual
  • is not recorded on the ASIC register for your business

Check now

Send a web query to update your ABN details. You must include your ASIC key and SMSF auditor number.

Send a web query to update your details now.

Once this is complete, your SMSF auditor registration will be linked to your ASIC Connect account.

Getting started

To get started, visit the ASIC website at www.asic.gov.au.

  • Click on the blue ASIC Connect box.

This will take you to ASIC Connect. 

  • In the Log in to ASIC Connect box, select 'AUSkey'.

Select your AUSkey

Select your AUSkey from the drop-down box.

  • Enter your AUSkey password.
  • Select the 'Continue'.

Accept the terms and conditions

You will need to accept the terms and conditions for your initial log in only.

  • Tick the box to confirm you have read and accept the terms and conditions of ASIC's Electronic Lodgement Protocol.
  • Select 'Next' to continue.

Home screen

You are now logged in to ASIC Connect.

Businesses that have the same ABN as the one registered to your AUSkey will be automatically linked to your account.

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 an AUSkey?

AUSkey is a single key to access government online services. In the future, you may no longer need different user IDs and passwords as AUSkey becomes accepted by more government agencies for their online services.

Learn more about AUSkeys

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: 18/07/2017 05:20