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ASIC - Business Names Dataset

Update October 2018 - frequency change to Business Names dataset

From 31 October 2018, the Business Names dataset will be updated weekly every Wednesday.

Dataset summary

ASIC is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator. ASIC contributes to Australia’s economic reputation and wellbeing by ensuring that Australia’s financial markets are fair and transparent, supported by confident and informed investors and consumers.

Australian business names are required to keep their details up to date on ASIC's Business Name Register. Information contained in the register is made available to the public to search via ASIC's website.

Select data from the ASIC's Business Name Register will be uploaded each month to www.data.gov.au. The data made available will be a snapshot of the register at a point in time. Legislation prescribes the type of information ASIC is allowed to disclose to the public.

The information included in the downloadable dataset is:

  • Business Name
  • Status
  • Date of Registration
  • Date of Cancellation
  • Renewal Date
  • Former State Number (where applicable)
  • Previous State of Registration
  • Australian Business Number (ABN)

Additional information about companies can be found via ASIC's website. Accessing some information may attract a fee.

More information about searching ASIC's registers.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title ASIC - Business Names Dataset
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia
Data Status active
Update Frequency weekly
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/dataset/bc515135-4bb6-4d50-957a-3713709a76d3
Date Published 2014-12-03
Date Updated 2018-12-04
Contact Point
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
1300 300 630
Temporal Coverage 2014-12-01
Geospatial Coverage Australia
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
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