Companies in Australia

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

Print publications for company information

Who owns whom: Australasia, Asia, Middle East & Africa
This publication provides the corporate family trees of parent companies registered in Australasia, Asia, Middle East and Africa, as well as an alphabetical index of all subsidiaries located in these areas linked to the ultimate parent. The entire set of Who Owns Whom shows linkage details on more than 7.5 million companies world-wide, of which approximately 65,000 of these are Australian. SLV holdings are:-- 1998/1999 -- 2010/2011

The later title of this publication is:  Who owns whom. Australasia, Africa & Rest of Asia.  SLV holdings are: 2011/2012 -- 2021/2022 which need to be requested from onsite storage. Latest issue held is vols.1 & 2 2022/2023 -- located at R 338.7 W62A - in the Redmond Barry Reading Room - Reference collection shelves.

The Business who’s who products and tradenames guide
Published by Dun & Bradstreet, this is a purchasing and supply directory. It provides a quick way of identifying suppliers of products and services, or linking tradenames to suppliers and products. SLV holdings are:-- 1989 - 2008.  They are located at SLV offsite storage spaces; can be requested via librarians; allow 2 business days turn-around for delivery


Industry-specific directories

The State Library of Victoria has an excellent collection of industry-specific directories, yearbooks and handbooks. They frequently contain information about companies that is not available anywhere else. Search the State Library's online catalogue by combining the name of an industry with the terms 'handbook, yearbook or directory' (and their plurals), in order to identify publications in a specific industry. Examples include the Register of Australian mining and the Australian automotive intelligence yearbook.