Here you'll find information on entrusted persons and their obligations. You can also access this information as a PDF:
ABR protected information refers to the details that are entered into the Australian Business Register (ABR) when an entity is registered. These details include:
The law allows the Registrar to make some protected information about an entity available to the public. These details include:
ABR public information is available on ABN Lookup.
ABR non-public information refers to those details that the Registrar is not allowed to make available to the public. These details include:
The law allows the Registrar to share these details with eligible government agencies to help them carry out their functions.
An 'entrusted person' refers to a person who:
The Registrar is an entrusted person. When the Registrar shares protected information with eligible government agencies, the heads of those agencies also become entrusted persons.
An entrusted person who is not the Registrar can only use, record or share protected information in the course of their employment. For example, an entrusted person can use ABR protected information to:
An entrusted person can share information with third parties who have been contracted by the agency to carry out some of its functions. Those contractors will become entrusted persons.
An entrusted person can’t:
An entrusted person must not record or disclose protected information to anyone else, unless it is done in the course of their employment.
The law provides a heavy penalty (two years imprisonment) for breaching this condition.
If you are provided with access to ABR protected information, you must: