• Your business information in the ABR

    Your Australian business number (ABN) details are stored in the Australian Business Register (ABR). Your details are categorised into public and non-public information.

    Non-public information is only available to you, as the ABN holder, and your registered tax agent if you use one. Eligible government agencies also have access to some non-public information.

    Public information is available to anyone and can be accessed online via ABN LookupExternal Link.

    You can request to have certain ABN details suppressed if you feel you or your family is endangered by having information publicly available.

    You can also request your name in the historical data to be suppressed if you have undergone a gender reassignment.

    ABN details

    Public information

    Non-public information

    ABN

    Yes

     

    ABN registration - status and date of effect and cancellation* of the ABN registration

    Yes

     

    Approved worker entitlement fund status* - your status as a (trust) fund for employee long service leave, sick leave or redundancy payments.

    Yes

     

    Australian Company Number or Australian Registered Body Number*

    Yes

     

    Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) registration – status and date of effect*

    Yes

     

    Deductible gift recipient – fund name, status and date/s of effect and cancellation*

    Yes

     

    Entity legal name

    Yes

     

    Entity type (for example, individual/sole trader, superannuation fund, company, trust)

    Yes

     

    GST registration – status and date/s of effect and cancellation*

    Yes

     

    Income tax exempt fund status*

    Yes

     

    Postcode of the main business address

    Yes

     

    Registered business name

    Yes

     

    Registrable Superannuation Entity (RSE) Licensees status*

    Yes

     

    Registrable Superannuation Fund (RSF) status*

    Yes

     

    State of the main business address

    Yes

     

    Tax concession and/or charity status and date/s of effect and cancellation*

    Yes

     

    Trading name#

    Yes

     

    Associate details

     

    Yes

    Australian & New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) code and description

     

    Yes

    Business address

     

    Yes

    Geocoding – (latitude and longitude of business addresses and additional locations)

     

    Yes

    Mailing address for the service of notices

     

    Yes

    Telephone numbers

     

    Yes

    # The ABR ceased collecting and updating trading names from 28 May 2012. Trading namesExternal Link collected before that date will not be displayed in ABN Lookup starting November 2018.

    * only if applicable

    • Last modified: 22 Dec 2016QC 210