What search products can I access?

Approved journalists have access to a range of search products across ASIC's registers.

Amendments to the fees chargeable for ASIC searches under regulations means that journalists can access some information for free.

The journalist search exemption is an extension of the current media exemption.

What channels can I use to access search products?

ASIC Journalist Portal

The ASIC Journalist Portal is a dedicated search service for approved journalists who are exempt from paying certain registry search fees.

Information brokers

When searching ASIC's registers, you can choose to search directly through us, or through an ASIC approved information broker.

Information brokers have direct access to our registers and offer a variety of services that may suit your needs.

Information brokers may charge an additional amount on top of what the law requires.

More information about Information Brokers.

Request search via email

You can submit a request to us directly using the Journalist search request for information.

ASIC Connect

Through our ASIC Connect search service, you can search a range of free information contained on our registers.

More information about how to use ASIC Connect search.

What search products are available?

Business Names

Search Product

Journalist Portal

Email Request

Information Broker

Current Extract

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Current and Historical Extract

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Current Holder Extract (organisation/person)

 

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Current and Historical Holder Extract (organisation/person)

 

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Companies

Search Product

Journalist Portal

Email Request

Information Broker

Current Extract
(Company, Managed Investment Scheme and Notified Passport Fund)

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Current and Historical Extract
(Company, Managed Investment Scheme and Notified Passport Fund)

 

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Document in relation to a corporation, scheme or fund

 

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Satisfied Charges extract (prior 2012)

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Roles and Relationships Extract

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Person Search

 

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Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL)

Search Product

Journalist Portal

Email Request

Information Broker

Current Extract (Financial Services)

 

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Current and Historical Extract (Financial Services)

 

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Australian Credit Licence

Search Product

Journalist Portal

Email Request

Information Broker

Current Extract
(Credit Licensee, Credit Representative and Registered Person or entity)

 

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Current and Historical Extract
(Credit Licensee and Credit Representative)

 

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Professional Registers

Search Product

Journalist Portal

Email Request

Information Broker

Current Extract
(Licence Holder, Future Licensees, Auditor and Liquidators)

 

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SMSF Auditor

Search Product

Journalist Portal

Email Request

Information Broker

Current and Historical Extract of approved SMSF auditor

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What if the information I need is not available online?

If you need information from our registers that is not available from the journalist portal, or not freely available from our search portal ASIC Connect, we suggest you approach one of the ASIC-approved Information brokers to access the information.

Information brokers may charge an additional amount on top of what the law requires.

Alternatively, you may submit a request to us directly using the Journalist search request for information.

Related links

For more information about the legislative changes, visit The Treasury website.

 

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 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: 20/05/2020 03:07