Online keys

Before you can update your details with ASIC, you need to have your unique 'key'. This is to protect your identity and ensure that only authorised people can review and change your business details.

Below is a summary of the different types of keys that are available and how you can use them.

ASIC key

Your ASIC key is used to link your business name, SMSF auditor, or authorised representative to your ASIC Connect account. This is a 'once-off' process; once you've linked your entity, it's permanently added to your account. You cannot update your details until you've linked your ASIC key.

Your ASIC key is sent when you first register, and with your renewal notice.

More information about the ASIC key

Corporate key

Your corporate key is used to register for online access for your company. You can view your company details, lodge documents, and receive your annual statements online. You cannot register for online access without your corporate key.

Your corporate key is sent when you first register your company, and with your annual statement each year.

More information about the corporate key


AUSkey is a single key that can be used to access a wide range of online government services. Having an AUSkey means you don't need different usernames and passwords for different websites.  ASIC, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the Australian Business Register (ABR) accept AUSkey.

Using AUSkey is optional; you can still create a username/password account with ASIC.

More information about AUSkey


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.

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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.

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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.

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Last updated: 11/01/2018 10:09