• Paper copies of ABN details

    ABN confirmation advice

    Australian business number (ABN) confirmation advice is available immediately if your online ABN application is successful. It includes public and non-public details, such as:

    • postal address
    • business address
    • email address
    • Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) industry code
    • associate name/s and position – if applicable.

    At any time after you register for an ABN you can contact us to request a copy. If the ABN is active, the copy will display updated details and will be sent to the postal address listed on the ABR within 14 days.

    Certified extract of your ABN details

    You can request a certified extract of your ABN details if your contact details are recorded on the ABR. This extract can include public and non-public information. To request an extract, write to us and include:

    • the relevant ABN
    • your contact details
    • the address for delivery as listed on the ABR.

    Note: The ABN extract will be sent within 20 business days.

    Your request won't be processed if:

    • we can't confirm the identity and authority of the person requesting the extract
    • the information provided is incorrect.

    Certified copy of someone else’s public ABN details

    You can get a certified copy of an entity's ABN details for legal purposes by writing to the ATO. There is a $20 fee for the first extract and 10 cents for each subsequent extract.

    A one-page standard certified extract of the publicly available information on ABN LookupExternal Link will be sent.

    Mail your request and payment (cheque or money order) to:

    The Director Business Management Registrations ATO
    PO Box 2012

    Cheques and money orders should be for amounts in Australian dollars and payable to the Australian Taxation Office. Cheques should be crossed 'Not Negotiable' and must not be post-dated.

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