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ABN Lookup

This is a prototype

Getting started

Registration

Search by ABN

Search by ASIC number

Search by Name

Search with Filters

Web services response

Exceptions

Reference data

Data dictionary

Sample code and resources

Change control

Web services response

The ABN Lookup web services return a payload containing the original request and the search response. Depending on the request and the outcome, the body of the response contains one of the following:

For more information refer to the ABN Lookup web services schema (18 KB ZIP).

Business entity

Important: We recommend that you avoid use of trading names as these have not been updated since 2012 and will be retired in 2018.

The Search by ABN and Search by ASIC methods return a Business entity. Below is a summary of the important rules associated with a Business entity.

A summary of the relationship between name types and individuals/non-individuals for current and historical information is shown below.

Name types for Individuals

Name TypeCurrentHistorical
Legal name0 or 10 - many
Main namen/an/a
Business name0 – many0 – many
Main trading name0 – 10 – many
Other trading name0 – many0 – many
DGR fund Name0 - many0 - many
PBIE Name0 - many0 - many
AWEFName0 - many0 - many

Name types for Non-individuals

Name TypeCurrentHistorical
Legal namen/an/a
Main name0 - 10 - many
Business name0 - many0 - many
Main trading name0 – 10 – many
Other trading name0 – many0 – many
DGR fund Name0 - many0 - many
PBIE Name0 - many0 - many
AWEFName0 - many0 - many

Search results list

The Search By Name methods return zero or more matching names ordered by relevance. Each match is awarded a score based on how closely it matches the search criteria. The best results are achieved by entering as much of the name as you know. For more information see Search tips.

A matching record contains:

ABN list

The Search with Filters methods return zero or more ABNs. As only the ABN is returned through the Search with Filters methods you will need to call the Search by ABN methods to retrieve the ABN details.

ABN test cases

The following table of ABNs are useful test cases as they represent some of the more extreme examples in the database.

ABN test cases

DescriptionABN
Suppressed ABN34 241 177 887
Replaced ABN30 613 501 612
Re-issued ABN49 093 669 660
Multiple addresses33 531 321 789
Multiple GST status76 093 555 992
Multiple ABN status53 772 093 958
Many name types85 832 766 990
Main DGR status56 006 580 883
DGR funds with historical names78 345 431 247
Tax concession information48 212 321 102
Superannuation fund12 586 695 715


Last edited: 19 May 2020, 08:48:20