How do I find my organisation’s registration number?

Finding your organisations’ registration numbers is a matter of using the search tools on the relevant authority’s website.

Australian Business Number (ABN)

You can find your organisation’s ABN using the ABN Lookup website.

Using the ABN Lookup site

Enter a few words from your organisations name in the text box provided and click the Search button. Your organisation’s ABN will be listed in the first column next to your organisation’s name.

Note: Clicking on your organisation’s ABN will take you to a summary page where you will be able to see what endorsements your organisation currently receives from the Australian Tax Office. You will also see if your organisation is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Incorporated Association or Co-operative

Both incorporated associations and co-operatives are registered through Consumer Affairs Victoria, and can be found by searching the Victorian Names Register.

Searching the Victorian Names Register

Enter a few words from your organisation’s name in the text box provided and click the Search button. Your organisation’s registration number will be listed in the search results next to your organisation’s name.

  • Incorporated Association registration numbers all start with A.
  • Registration numbers for Co-operatives all start with a G.

Company Limited by Guarantee

Companies are registered through the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, and can be found by searching the ASIC Register.

Searching the ASIC Register

Select ‘Organisation and Business Names’ from the Search within drop-down box. Enter a few words from your organisation’s name in the text box and click the Go button. Your organisation’s registration number will be listed in the search results next to your organisation’s name.

Indigenous Corporation

Indigenous corporations are registered through the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC), and can be found through the Public Register.

Searching the Public Register

The 'Search for a corporation' form is on every page of the ORIC website, and provides a number of options such as Corporation Name or Town. In the search results, your organisation’s registration number will be listed in the first column next to your organisation’s name.

 

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