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How do Organisational Extracts Searches differ from Organisational Searches?

Organisational Extracts Searches allow up to 10 organisations to be searched in a single transaction, using either the ACN or ABN as the search criteria.

Results are limited to Current, Historical or Relational extracts for organisation types:

  • APUB
  • APTY
  • FNOS
  • MISM
  • RACN.
See ASIC Code Tables for further information on organisation types.

The Organisational Search function allows for either an organisation name, ABN, ACN or Business Registration Number and State to be used as search criteria. Current, Historical, Charges and Relational extracts as well as company documents can all be ordered where available for the subject organisation.

Extracts and documents can be requested for organisation types:

  • BUSN*
  • APUB
  • APTY
  • FNOS
  • MISM**
  • RACN.
See ASIC Code Tables for further information on organisation types.

*Only Current Extracts (Business Extracts) are available for organisation type BUSN.
**No Charges or Relational Extracts available for organisation type MISM.


What information will I get from a Current Organisational Extract?

Current Company Extracts are available for organisation types:

  • APUB
  • APTY
  • FNOS
  • MISM
  • RACN
  • BUSN.
The details included in an extract vary with the type of organisation, although standard* inclusions are Current Organisation Details and Document Details.

*The Corporations Act 2001 requires only that limited information be lodged for Registered Australian Bodies (RACN) and it is recommended that a search be also conducted with the appropriate authority in its place of registration.

For further information, please see the ASIC Organisational Search FAQ.


What information will I get from an Historical Organisational Extract?

Historical Company Extracts can be requested for organisation types:

  • APUB
  • APTY
  • RACN
  • FNOS
  • MISM.
The Historical Extract will include all the details in the Current Company Extract plus any prior details relevant to the type of organisation, including previously lodged Annual Returns.


What information will I get from a Relational Organisational Extract?

Relational extracts are only available for company types:

  • APUB
  • APTY
  • RACN
  • FNOS.


Not all organisations of these types will have relational data. If no relational information is available an error will be displayed and you will not be charged.

Where available, a relational extract will return the following information about the subject company:

  • Companies in which the subject is one of the top 20 members
  • Companies for which the subject is the ultimate holding company
  • Corporations for which the subject is a director
  • Foreign companies for which the subject is a local agent
  • Managed investment schemes for which the subject is the responsible entity
  • Licenses held by the subject company for securities dealers, securities investment advisers, futures dealers & futures advisers

What is the correct format for entering an ACN?

ACNs (Australian Company Numbers) are always formed of nine digits. Although ACNs are often displayed with spaces between each three numbers, it is best not to include spaces when entering the number in search fields.

Example: 012345678 is preferable to 012 345 678


What is the correct format for entering an ABN?

An ABN will always be formed of eleven digits. When entering an ABN in a search field, do not include any spaces between characters.


How do I view results from a Multi-Search?

Your results will be available immediately through the Multi Search Results screen.


Do these results have to be printed and/or saved immediately?

Your results will be available through the Confirm Inbox for 30 days (7 days for Business Names NSW) after the order has been placed. If the results are not retrieved during that period, they will need to be re-ordered.