A corporate key is a unique 8-digit number linked to a specific company. In many ways, a corporate key is similar to the PIN for a bank account and is used to keep your company information secure. Your company has only one corporate key.
To update your business name details, see our ASIC key page.
- How can I get my corporate key?
- How do I use my corporate key?
- Where is my corporate key sent?
- Cancelling your corporate key
You will receive your corporate key when your company is registered. A letter with your corporate key will be sent to your registered office within two days of registration.
You can also find your corporate key in the top right corner of your most recent annual company statement.
A corporate key can be requested by:
- a company officeholder
- a registered agent
- a liquidator
- an external administrator
You'll need your corporate key to register for online access. Then you'll be able to view your company records, lodge forms for your company and receive annual statements online. You only need to provide your corporate key when you create your account; after that, your company is automatically linked.
When lodging a Notification by a company to nominate or cease a registered agent or contact address (Form 362/486), you must include the corporate key in the space provided.
You need to ensure the correct corporate key is provided so we can process changes to your company details. If the corporate key is incorrect, we will not be able to process your lodgement and will contact you to confirm.
Your corporate key will be sent to the registered office of your company. This prevents it being sent to an unauthorised recipient.
If you are unable to receive the company’s corporate key at the registered office address, it may be possible to send the corporate key to a contact address or an officeholder’s residential address recorded on our register.
To ask for your corporate key to be sent to an address other than the registered office, please contact us online.
You may wish to cancel your current corporate key if you think it's been accessed by someone who isn't authorised to manage company details. To cancel your corporate key, you can request a new corporate key online; this will invalidate any previously issued corporate keys.
If you wish to remove a registered agent's access to a company, you can also lodge a Notification by a company to nominate or cease a registered agent or contact address (Form 362/486). This will cause a new corporate key to be issued.