ASIC Company & Business Search


Current Extract Includes

  • Company registration details
  • Organisation structure
  • Addresses
    • Registered Office
    • Principal place of Business
    • Contact Address
  • Company office holders – directors and secretaries
    • Names
    • Appointment dates
    • Birth details
    • Residential address
  • Issued capital
  • Shareholders and share structure
  • External administration documents listing
  • List of documents and annual returns lodged with ASIC
  • ASIC Published notices
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Historical Extract Includes

You can opt to include Historical information which provides the above information as well as a full history of the company's details such as:

  • Previous Company Names
  • Previous Directors
  • Previous Office Holders
  • Previous Addresses
  • Previous Shareholders

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CreditorWatch information

Protect your cash flow and avoid risky customers by adding a commercial credit report to your company search. Including a Credit Report will enable you to assess the risk that a company represents to you or your business.

A credit report can contain the following information:

Payment defaults

Unique to CreditorWatch, payment defaults are lodged by our 25,000+ customers and includes the creditor that lodged the default, when it was lodged and the outstanding amount.

Court default judgments

Sourced from courts around Australia, a court judgment contains the name of the Plaintiff, the date of the court action, and the outstanding amount.

Mercantile Inquiries

Mercantile agents (debt collectors) use CreditorWatch for pre-legal work and due diligence when chasing an overdue debt. They can leave Mercantile Inquiries on the credit files of the debtors they are chasing. These are unique to CreditorWatch.

Monitoring & Alert System

Be the first to know when a company is in financial distress. When you purchase a credit report you have the option to monitor and receive ongoing alerts on the company for 12 months. Alerts will be sent for ASIC changes (directors, shareholders, addresses etc) and CreditorWatch changes (defaults, judgements and mercantile inquiries).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an ASIC extract?

A current ASIC Extract is an official report that contains information about a company as recorded on the ASIC register. It includes: registered addresses, officeholders (directors/secretaries), shareholders and share structure. A Historical Extract provides a full history of previous addresses, officeholders and shareholders.

What is a CreditorWatch credit report?

It will help you to assess the risk that a company represents to you or your business. CreditorWatch is a credit reporting bureau that holds credit risk information on Australian companies. This report will let you know if the company has any negative information on their credit file such as court judgments, payment defaults, mercantile inquiries or ASIC published notices.

What are Alerts?

Alerts will help you find out if a company is in financial distress. CreditorWatch will monitor the company for you and send you an email or SMS alert if anything important occurs to them. Alerts will be sent for: Payment defaults, Court judgments, Mercantile inquires, ASIC Company changes (directors, addresses or shareholders) or ASIC Published notices.

How is the document delivered?

The report will instantly be available to view online or download as a PDF. We will then set you up with a CreditorWatch Express account to make purchasing additional products in the future easier and quicker. Purchases will also be stored within the account for future retrieval.

Why are company reports important?

Making accurate decisions can be critical to you and your business. The reports contain important information from ASIC and the CreditorWatch credit bureau so you can better understand the financial health of a company as well as the people behind it. Of particular importance are the directors, shareholders and CreditorWatch aspects of the reports.

Who would use a company report?

Any person or company:

  • Offering an account to a new customer
  • Taking on a supplier that is critical to your business
  • Acquiring or buying into a company