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How registering for online access works

Use this service when applying to register a user name and password for online access for:

Company officeholders User guide
Registered agents User guide
Australian financial services (AFS) licence applicants

(AFS licence applicants register a user name and password as part of the application process)

User guide
AFS licensees User guide
Registered liquidators User guide
Auditors and authorised audit companies User guide

Have this info handy before you apply

If you wish to apply you will need your relevant ASIC reference number for:

  • a company officeholder - your corporate key
  • an ASIC registered agent - your agent ID number
  • an AFS licensee - your AFS licence number
  • a registered liquidator - your registered liquidator number
  • a registered auditor or authorised audit company - your registration number.

You will also need your personal details such as address and contact information. Your email address is essential.

You will also be asked to create a user name and password and a security question and answer that will be used as verification if you forget your password.

Because the service uses PDF files for printing, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. You can download it free of charge from Adobe's website.

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Stepping you through

ASIC Electronic Lodgement Protocol

When you apply you must read the the ASIC Electronic Lodgement Protocol (Conditions of use) and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions.

User name and password

Your user name must be unique for the entity you wish to access online. It is important that you can remember your user name because if you forget it you will need to reapply. If you only intend to use our online services occasionally you may prefer to use something like your email address as your user name. This may help you remember the name when you logon.

Your user name and password will only be valid for the service you select eg registered liquidator. If you require online access to another service you will need to apply separately. If you wish you can use the same user name and password.

Security question and answer

You will also be asked to create a security question and answer. You should be the only person who knows the answer to this question. It should have nothing to do with your password. The system will use this answer to verify you if you forget your password. We will not be able to reset your password over the telephone. You will need to re-register if you do not know your user name and password, or user name and the answer to your security question.

The types of security question and answer that you could consider are 'What is my mother's maiden name?', 'What country was I born in?', 'What town was I born in?', 'What is my favourite colour?'. When considering your security question and answer it is recommended that you have a question for which there is only one answer, and that the answer is only one or two words.You must remember the format of the security answer, as the validation of your answer is case and space sensitive. If you do not provide the answer as originally set, a new password cannot be generated.

Print and save

Some applicants must Print a Participation Agreement, sign it and have the authorised officer from the nominated entity sign it. You can also save a copy to file if you wish. The signed Participation Agreement should then be sent to us at the fax number or postal address on the form.


You must Submit your application online to us using the Submit menu.

Finish later

Your application will be allocated a reference number. If you don't complete your application in one session you can resume it later by re-entering your user name, password and reference number.

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Computer and software you’ll need to use this service

In general, any browser which supports HTML 4 and CSS 2 should allow you to use our services. The page layout may be presented differently by some browser versions. Read our technical FAQs.


Our services use an internet technology called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) utilising 128 bit encryption to reduce the likelihood of a third party reading your information while it is in transit on the internet. Your browser may choose a lower level of encryption. We suggest you always consider the sensitivity of any information before providing it on the Internet.


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How this service works

Online lodgement for registered agents and officeholders

Enhancing our online services

Lodging financial reports using Standard Business Reporting (SBR) enabled accounting software

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: 14/07/2015 12:06