Basic Company searches in Australia can be conducted at the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) website.

Access the ASIC website to perform an Australian Company Search.

On the right hand side of the page, there is a section named “Search ASIC Registers”.

Click on the drop down box and select “Organisations & Business Names”

Enter the name of the entity you are searching on in the box below the drop down box.

Click on the button “Go”.

You will now be taken to a page where you can see the results of this search.

Unfortunately the free company search provided by ASIC only has limited information. You can purchase additional information from this site, such as a full list of directors, secretary’s and shareholders.