Regulatory Portal

Mid July 2018, we are launching a new portal that will improve how you transact and interact with us online.

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About the ASIC Regulatory Portal

The portal will improve how we deliver online services to our regulatory stakeholders. As a portal user, you can:

  • Act for yourself – for example, you may want to apply for a licence or registration in your own name
  • Act on behalf of an 'entity' or, in some cases, multiple entities – for example, if you are an officeholder (director or company secretary listed on ASIC’s companies register), you can connect to that entity and control who will act on your behalf – or you may be invited by entities to act on their behalf.

An ‘entity’ describes all the different ways through which business can be conducted. It could be an organisation structure like a company, a business, a partnership or a trust, or an individual (a ‘natural person’).

Key features 

  • Allows you to act on behalf of multiple entities (individuals or organisations)
  • Uses information you have previously supplied to pre-fill applications and transactions
  • Tracks the status of your applications and transactions
  • Ensures greater security through use of your own individual portal user account and password
  • Enables you to define user access levels that control what others can do on behalf of an entity (individuals or organisations)

Coming soon …

  • Enables you to view outstanding payments
  • Provides you with more payment options, including credit card
  • Allows you to correspond with us via the portal about submitted applications or transactions

Who will use the portal?

Regulated entities with industry funding obligations for submitting business activity metrics to meet new obligations under ASIC’s industry funding regime.

Existing or potential licensees or managed fund operators and their representatives (including Australian financial services licensees, credit licensees, market operators, and managed fund operators) to apply for and manage licences and registrations.

Existing or potential registered professionals (liquidators, auditors, and authorised audit companies) to apply for and manage registrations.

Service providers (including registered agents, lawyers, accountants and other professionals who represent ASIC’s business stakeholders, or lodge on their behalf) to apply for and manage licences and registrations.

Organisations (officeholders or employees who notify or interact with ASIC on behalf of a regulated entity) to lodge breach reports or notifications of compliance, apply for relief, or receive and respond to notices.

Changes to existing lodgement channels

The portal currently does not represent a ‘one-stop shop’ for all transactions and interactions with us.

As new transactions and interactions gradually become available, they will replace existing online lodgement channels.

We will communicate these changes on our website.

Key dates

All regulated entities will use the portal to meet their industry funding obligations from July 2018. Find out more about industry funding.

A range of regulatory services will be available through the portal in stages:

2018

Mid July 2018: Portal goes live. Regulated entities with industry funding obligations submission of business activity metrics available.

September 2018: Asia Region Funds Passport holder registration applications available.

October 2018: Self-managed Superannuation Fund Auditor registration applications and notifications available.

December 2018: Registered Company Auditor and Authorised Audit Company registration applications and notifications available.

2019

Coming soon …

Register for a portal account

Portal registrations open mid July 2018

Are you a regulated entity with industry funding obligations?

In July 2018, all regulated entities with industry funding obligations will receive a letter to your current contact address on our registers with instructions on where and how to register for a portal account, and an industry funding security key to register with.

If your contact address is not up to date on our register, you will need to update it now.

How to register

Before you can use the portal, you’ll need to register for an individual user account.

Individuals who are company directors or secretaries can also connect to their entities as part of registration. This process gives them administrative access to the entity on the portal and they can then invite others to connect to and act on behalf of the entity.

You can register online from mid July 2018 when the portal goes live.

To register, you will need to provide some personal information, as well as an email address and a password.

Coming soon – Watch a video on how to register

ASIC Regulatory Portal: User Agreement

This ASIC Regulatory Portal: User Agreement sets out the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the ASIC Regulatory Portal.

Help and support

Once the portal is live, check this page for:

  • access to the portal
  • regular updates, and
  • step-by-step user guides and videos to help you.

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

Last updated: 06/07/2018 11:20