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.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3
|Downloadable at once||Yes|
|Up-to-date||Yes||Updated on data.gov.au monthly|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||CSV, XML||Company Dataset is API-enabled Business Dataset is zipped|
|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|
|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.