Documents search

What is a Documents search?

The Documents search provides you with basic details of documents that have been lodged with us. You can also purchase a copy of them.

You can search for documents by using the document number. If you are not sure what the document number is, you can perform an Organisations and Business Names search.This will show you a list of the available documents for a particular organisation.

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What information will I see for free?

Information we provide for free includes the:

  • date the document was lodged
  • unique document identification number
  • type of document
  • number of pages, and
  • cost of purchasing a copy of the document.


What information can I purchase?

You can purchase a:

  • copy of a publicly available document, and
  • certified copy of a publicly available document.


What is an ASIC certified document?

A certified document is a document from our register we have certified as a true copy and is admissible as evidence in court. The certification must have an original ASIC stamp and signature. Certified documents can be purchased online but will be sent by mail to the nominated address after purchase.


What documents can be ASIC certified?

We can certify public access documents that have been lodged with us. We do not certify:

  • copies of certificates of registration of a corporation or other certifications, as a certificate is already certified
  • extracts from the ASIC registers, as this information is extracted directly from our records, or
  • documents relating to insurance brokers or foreign insurance agents lodged before the commencement of Australian services licences.

For documents that can be certified, you will be provided with an option to purchase either a certified or uncertified copy.


Can I get multiple copies of certified documents at the same time?

Yes, but you will be charged the prescribed fee for each copy you purchase. For example, two copies of a certificate of registration will incur two fees.


What certificates are available for an online search?

The only certificate that is available for an online search is a copy of a certificate showing details of registration of corporation(s). To obtain other certificates, see the ASIC forms homepage.

For more information on document searches, see ASIC Connect.


Information brokers

Information brokers also provide additional services for obtaining information on our public registers and may include information from sources other than ASIC.


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 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.

Learn more about AUSkeys

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

Last updated: 14/08/2015 09:13