Australian domestic proprietary company

    • Registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
    • Issued with an Australian Company Number (ACN)
    • Listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) or other stock exchange in Australia
  • Details we need

    • Business name (if any)
    • Full name of the company, as registered by ASIC
    • Full address of the company's registered office
    • Full address of the company's principal place of business (if any)
    • Australian Company Number (ACN)
    • Industry type
    • Tax residency information - including countries of residency and tax identification number
    • Full names of each director and ID for at least one director
    • Tell us if the company earn more than 50% of its income from investing activities
  • Documents we check

    • ID for yourself, at least one director, all beneficial owners1 and anyone else you'd like to operate the account
  • Who needs to visit a branch with ID?

    • You
    • At least one director
    • All beneficial owners1
    • Anyone else you'd like to operate the account

Personal ID

  • These are the documents we need to see to verify your identity.

    One of these

    • Passport
    • Australian or New Zealand drivers licence
  • or

    Two of these non-photographic documents

    • Australian or foreign birth certificate
    • Australian or foreign citizenship certificate
    • Centrelink pension or health card
  • or

    One of the listed non-photographic documents and one of these

    • A Commonwealth, State or Territory-issued notice issued to you that clearly shows your full name and residential address
    • An Australian Tax Office notice that clearly shows your full name and residential address
    • An utilities notice from a local government body or utilities provider that clearly shows your full name and residential address
    • Your overseas drivers licence (we don't accept digital drivers' licenses as personal ID)


  • How do I provide this info?

    You need to provide original documents or certified copies that are up-to-date.

  • How do I get my documents certified?

    You need to have a copy of the original document signed by a prescribed person and clearly mark your certified copy as a 'true copy of the original document'.

    View the Certified Copies Identification Form to find out more

  • What if my documents aren't in English?

    You'll need to get them translated by a translator who is accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI) or similar.

  • What if the name on the personal identification document is different or has changed?

    You'll need to get a Change of Name certificate issued by the Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.

What's next?

Take your documents to a branch with a small business specialist

Find a specialist

Things you should know

  • 1A beneficial owner is every individual who owns 25% or more of the company.
    If there are no individuals who own 25% or more of the company, there are two options to determine effective control: 

    1. Any individual who controls the company through their capacity to determine decisions about financial and operating policies (including but not limited to the CEO, Managing Director, CFO etc.); or
    2. Any individual who is entitled to exercise 25% or more the voting rights (including the power of veto).