The move to data.gov.au follows an increase in demand in 2013-14 for ASIC register information, and allows ASIC to distribute consolidated information in a more efficient and modern way.  The data.gov.au service allows the downloading of a consolidated list of select data for more than 2 million registered Australian companies.

Datasets from ASIC’s companies register are now accessible via the Australian Government’s data.gov.au website

Each month, freely available data from ASIC’s companies register will be published to the website and available to download at no cost.  The data made available will be a snapshot of the register at a point in time and includes company names (including current name start dates) , types, registration dates, Australian Company Numbers, Australian Business Numbers and status, with a flag to indicate if data has been modified since the last update.

ASIC also plans to extend the datasets to include freely available information from ASIC’s business names register.

See media release dated 18 September 2014.