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ASIC Connect for business names



ASIC Connect Opens new window is our online service for interacting with ASIC's registers.

Services available on ASIC Connect include:

ASIC Connect search – for searching company, business names and self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) auditor registers.

ASIC Connect business names – for:
ASIC Connect self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) auditor – for:
    Back to Business names.
    Back to Self-managed superannuation fund auditors.


Signing up



Although you do not need to sign up to search ASIC's registers, you will need to create an ASIC Connect account to use our online business names and SMSF auditor services. Signing up is once-off process that does not take long.


There are two options for creating an ASIC Connect account:
You can find more information (including easy-to-understand user guides) about ASIC Connect and managing your business name online on our support for business names page.


How to sign up with a username



To sign up to ASIC Connect with a username:

  1. Go to ASIC Connect Opens new window then select 'Sign up'.

    Picture of Log in and Sign up buttons on ASIC Connect

  2. Provide the following information:
    • your full name
    • your email address (which will become your user name)
    • telephone number
  3. Once you've submitted this information, we will send you an activation link by email.

Please note existing business name holders also need to link their registered business name/s to their ASIC Connect account. Again, this is another once-off process.


How to log in with an AUSkey



You can also log in to ASIC Connect with your AUSkey. To use your AUSkey:

  1. Go to ASIC Connect Opens new window then select 'AUSkey'.

    Picture of Log in and Sign up buttons on ASIC Connect

  2. Select your AUSkey from the drop down menu and enter your password.

When you log in with your AUSkey, business name and SMSF auditor registrations with the same ABN as the one registered to your AUSkey will automatically be linked to your account. You cannot link businesses with a different ABN to your AUSkey account.

If you need to submit transactions for businesses with a different ABN, you will need to sign up with a username and password.

See our AUSkey page for more information.


Linking a business to your account (username accounts only)



You will need to link a business to your account before you can renew, update, cancel or transfer your registered business name/s.

When linking a business to an ASIC Connect account, you will be asked to provide your ASIC key, date of birth and role in administering the business.

ASIC key: Your ASIC key is a unique number that helps establish your identity, and ensure you are authorised to make changes to your business or one that you administer. The ASIC key is provided on the business name renewal notice and other correspondence from us; however, if you are unable to find it, you can request it using ASIC Connect.

If you do not have your ASIC key, you can request one through ASIC Connect.

Date of birth: When entering your date of birth, please ensure you use the format DD/MM/YYYY (For example 03/07/1982).

Role of contact: You must tell us your role in administering the business by selecting from the list of options provided:


If you are...Then you must select...
A business name holderBusiness name holder
An SMSF auditorAuditor
A partner in a partnership or joint venture partnershipPartner
An officeholder of a company or organisation that holds a business nameAuthorised lodger
Lodging on behalf of a business name holderAuthorised lodger


Adding an authorised lodger



You can appoint an authorised lodger to complete transactions on your behalf. The authorised lodger will need to create an ASIC Connect account and link your business to it, using the ASIC key. When the authorised lodger sets up their account, they must use their own name as we must be able to verify their identity if they need to contact us while acting on your behalf.


Removing an authorised lodger



If you are no longer the authorised lodger for a business – or you want to remove a person who has been appointed as an authorised lodger for your business – you can do so by going to the 'Lodgements & Notifications' tab on ASIC Connect, and selecting the 'Change representative details' option from the list of transactions.


Seeking more information on how we manage your business name?



You can find more instructions and a step-by-step user guides on our Support for business names page.

Download our Regulatory Guide 235 or feel free to Ask us a question online.





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