When fully established, ABRS will bring together the Australian Business Register (ABR) and more than 30 Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) registers in one place.
Our vision is to be the custodian of trusted business information and a world-class provider of services used by businesses, communities and government agencies to unlock economic and social value for Australia.
The new registry service will:
- make it easier for businesses to meet their registration obligations
- improve the efficiency of registry service transactions
- make business information more trusted and valuable.
The director identification number (director ID) is the first service to be delivered by ABRS. You can apply for a director ID online.
For more information, visit About director ID.
We plan to transition the following functions to ABRS between now and 2024:
- the companies register
- business names registers
- Australian business numbers
- professional and historical registers.
As we deliver these services, we’ll keep you up-to-date with changes. We’ll also make sure there’s minimal disruption as registers transition to ABRS. For the time being, you should continue to use the ABR and Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) registers as you do now.
Role of the Registrar
The Registrar of Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS) is responsible for:
- leading the Modernising Business Register (MBR) program
- performing statutory registry functions
- exercising powers under the relevant laws.
Chris Jordan AO, Commissioner of Taxation and Registrar of the Australian Business Register, was appointed as Registrar of ABRS on 4 April 2021 under the:
- Business Names Registration Act 2011
- Commonwealth Registers Act 2020
- Corporations Act 2001
- National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009.