Company, Industry & Country Information: Australian Private Companies
This guide contains resources and guidance to help students find company, industry & country information.
Australian private companies
It can be a little tricky to find information on Australian private companies.
Generally speaking, small proprietary companies are not required to lodge their financials with ASIC. However, some basic information about private companies and their status can be accessed from the ASIC Registers for free.
Large proprietary companies must prepare and lodge a financial report and a director's report with ASIC for each financial year. These documents can be accessed, usually for a small fee, from the ASIC Registers.
A few databases (listed below) may contain information on private companies, including financial information.
News articles from the Australian Financial Review (AFR) and Factiva could be another good source if the company was mentioned in the press.
ASIC RegistriesThe 'Organisation and Business Names search' provides information on entities recorded in the ASIC registers.
OrbisProvides comprehensive information on both public and private companies and industries worldwide.