Company Register 100% open

Australia

What data is expected?

List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category do not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet, etc. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.

  • Name of company
  • Company address
  • Unique identifier of the company
  • Register available for entire country

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3

Data format

CSV, XML

Data Location

  • http://data.gov.au/dataset/asic-companies - Select data from the ASIC's Company Register
  • http://asic.gov.au/online-services/search-asics-registe - ASIC link to download
  • http://data.gov.au/dataset/abn-bulk-extract - Zipped extract of the publicly available information supplied by businesses when they register for an ABN
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date Yes Updated on data.gov.au monthly
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format CSV, XML Company Dataset is API-enabled Business Dataset is zipped
    findable 4
    findable_steps link from google search
    licence_url http://data.gov.au/dataset/asic-companies Entry on data.gov.au states Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 3
    collector_name Australian Securities and Investments Commission
    characteristics Name of company, Company address, Unique identifier of the company, Register available for entire country The public Company register doesn't contain the company address. Occasionally a location may be provided. The Public Business Register does contain a location
    location http://data.gov.au/dataset/asic-companies - Select data from the ASIC's Company Register, http://asic.gov.au/online-services/search-asics-registe - ASIC link to download, http://data.gov.au/dataset/abn-bulk-extract - Zipped extract of the publicly available information supplied by businesses when they register for an ABN

    Details

    This entry also includes a dataset for the Australian Business Register as distinct to the Companies Register.

    Reviewer comments

    Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. The Australian Business Register contains all required characteristics in .XML format compressed in .ZIP files. The Company Register contains company names and identification numbers in .CSV format but not addresses, though occasionally a location may be provided. In both cases, the dataset is downloadable at once, it is updated on a monthly basis and is available for free under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia license.

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    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Evangelia Kampouri
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    Last modified   Fri Dec 09 2016 02:04:29 GMT+0000 (UTC)