The Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA), formerly known as the Insolvency Trustee Service Australia (ITSA), is an executive agency in the Attorney General’s portfolio. AFSA administers and regulates the systems for personal insolvency, proceeds of crime, trustee services and the Personal Properties Securities Register (PPSR). You can search the AFSA site for information about insolvency, encumbrances to property, and also for registrations of practitioners for administering personal insolvencies under the Bankruptcy Act 1966, including listings of registered trustees, controlling trustees, registered debt agreement administrators, and the Official Trustee in Bankruptcy.
AFSA website http://www.afsa.gov.au/
Personal Properties Securities Register (PPSR): https://www.ppsr.gov.au/
ASIC is Australia’s regulator of corporations, markets and financial services. Its purpose is to contribute to Australia’s economic reputation and wellbeing by administering the registration of Australian businesses and business owners, and by ensuring that Australia’s financial markets are fair and transparent. You can use the ASIC website to search for company information, to check and change company and business registrations, for news and updates about business related legislation, to search for ASIC registered auditors and liquidators, and much more.
ASIC website: http://www.asic.gov.au/
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) operates to administer and maintain community confidence in the Australia’s taxation and superannuation systems. You can use the ATO website to read about taxation legislation, for news and updates about taxation legislation, to lodge tax payments, update your details, to contact the ATO, and much more.
ATO website: https://www.ato.gov.au/
You can search the Federal Law Search website for information on cases of Federal Law and Bankruptcy initiated in the Federal Court of Australia and in the federal law jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. The database is updated in real time and contains every case since January 1984. Registers may be searched by going to the link and “Accepting” the displayed Terms and Conditions.
Commonwealth Courts Portal: https://www.comcourts.gov.au/
The ABN Lookup site shows data recorded in the ATO’s Australian Business Register (ABR). You can use the site to search for publicly available information provided by businesses when they register for an Australian Business Number (ABN).
ABN Lookup website: http://www.abr.business.gov.au/
IP Australia is the official registrar of Australian Trade Marks, Patents, Designs and other Intellectual Property (IP). You can search the IP Australia site for IP registration process information, and for information about any Australian registered Intellectual Property.
IP Australia website: https://www.ipaustralia.gov.au/