Companies in Australia

Find current and historical information about Victorian and other Australian companies.

Sources for historical company

Company files

Prior to 1991, the states had jurisdiction for company registration.

On Jan 2nd 1991 the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, ASIC, was formed to replace the National Companies & Securities Commission and the states' corporate affairs commissions. 

The states' files on companies that were currently registered at the end of 1990 were given to the new body, ASIC.  

In addition, files of Victorian companies that had registered post 1976 and subsequently deregistered were also transferred to ASIC, where they are available in microfiche format.

Files of Victorian companies deregistered up until 1976 are retained by Public Record Office Victoria.