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If you are the person Proposing an Action, the Designated Proponent or the Person Preparing the Referral on behalf of an organisation, then you must provide a valid ABN or ACN in the EPBC Act Referral. Here's how you do it: 

1. Click on ABN or ACN

2. Enter a 11 digit Australian Business Number (ABN)  or 9 digit Australian Company Number (ACN)

3. Click on Validate.

4. Online Services will pre-populate the Entity Name field from the Australian Business Register.

Note: If you are a trustee, you must also attach a copy of a trust deed.

Search for an ACN

5. You can search for an ACN by entering a 9 digit Australian Company Number (ACN) and select Validate

If the ACN exists in the Australian Business Register then the ACN entity name will be populated. 

Cannot find an ACN?

Not all Australian Company Numbers are recorded on the Australian Business Register. If you cannot find your ACN through the ACN search, then you can manually enter an ACN: 

1. Click on ACN.

2. Click on Manual Entry.

3. Enter an ACN and Entity Name.

You have successfully manually entered an ACN.


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