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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
In an open and machine-readable format CSV, XML Company Dataset is API-enabled Business Dataset is zipped
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes Updated on data.gov.au monthly
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
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
This entry also includes a dataset for the Australian Business Register as distinct to the Companies Register.

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.

Meta data

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
Data licence   http://data.gov.au/dataset/asic-companies
Data format   CSV, XML
Reviewer   Evangelia Kampouri
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Last modified   Fri Dec 09 2016 02:04:29 GMT+0000 (UTC)