Companies in Australia

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

Ask yourself...

The questions below are useful to ask in the early stages of investigating a company. The dot points are suggestions as to where the answers might be found. Many of these resources are available freely on the internet but some are databases only available within our Library, or to registered users of the Library.

Is it, or was it, a company, a business name or a trade name?


Is it, or was it, listed on an Australian stock exchange?


Who or what owns it?


What does it do and how is it doing?


It goes without saying, but we'll say it anyway:

Search the web with Google, Exalead, ixquick, DuckDuckGo, Bing, etc!

Even the smallest businesses usually have websites.

Just remember that businesses use their websites mainly as marketing channels, so don't expect them to provide any unflattering information there.

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