Australian Business Register (ABR) data can be provided to eligible government agencies under Section 30(3) (c) of A New Tax SystemExternal Link (Australian Business Number) Act 1999 (ABN Act).
To access non-public data, government agencies are required to follow three steps.
An agency is defined as one of the below:
State and Territory agencies
Agencies are required to email email@example.com and provide details including:
Additional supporting information may be required to assess an agency’s eligibility before they can be given access to non-public data.
If the agency meets the requirements of eligibility, a Terms and conditions will be sent to them for completion.
The Terms and conditions provides information about the provision, security and disclosure of ABR information.
Agencies need to indicate at least one of their functions where they would be able to use non-public data and have their agency head sign and date the form before returning it to the ABR.
Once all information is received an ABR representative will contact you to confirm your access.
It is important that ABR data is protected and its integrity maintained. Agencies receiving and using data have an obligation to:
Before using data, be familiar with the A New Tax SystemExternal Link (Australian Business Number) Act 1999 (ABN Act) and relevant privacy laws to your agency.
If you are considering providing ABR protected data to third parties who provide services to you – for example, data analysis or mailing services – be sure that doing so is lawful, that they maintain the security and privacy of the data and that they use, store and dispose of the data appropriately.