AUSkey is a single key to access government online services. In the future, you may not need different usernames and passwords as AUSkey becomes more accepted.
AUSkey is administered by the Australian Business Register (ABR).
- Do I need an AUSkey to use ASIC's online services?
- How do I get an AUSkey?
- Do I need an ASIC key if I have an AUSkey?
- AUSkey enabled services
- More information about AUSkey
No. AUSkey is optional, and you don't need to use one to access our services. You can still create an account with a username and password.
You can register for an AUSkey through the ABR website.
No. You can access our ASIC Connect service using your AUSkey as long as the entity's ABN:
- is recorded on ASIC's register, and;
- matches the ABN registered to your AUSkey.
If you need to lodge a paper transaction, you will still need an ASIC key to complete your transaction.
You can use your AUSkey for the following services.
An online service for registering and updating business names, self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) auditors, financial advisers and authorised representatives.
Note: To ensure all the businesses you want to administer are linked to your ASIC Connect account, you must make sure that the ABN for the registration or licence recorded on our register matches the ABN registered to your AUSkey.
Standard business reporting (SBR) enabled software for lodging financial reporting documents.
Web services allowing third party software developers to provide the following services:
For more information about these web services, visit our 'API' web page.
Visit the ABR website for information about:
- What is AUSkey?
- Features and benefits
- Help with registration
- Technical support