Data dictionary

The tables below summarise the field lengths and data types of the ABN attributes returned by the ABN Lookup web services. For more information refer to the ABN Lookup web services schema (18 KB ZIP).

Important: We recommend that you avoid use of Trading Names (mainTradingName and otherTrading Name) as these have not been updated since 2012 and will be retired in 2018.

request/identifierSearchRequest
Element Name Max Length Type
authenticationGUID 50 string
identifierType 4 string
identifierValue 11 numeric
history 1 string
response
Element Name Max Length Type
dateRegisterLastUpdated 10 date
dateTimeRetrieved 33 datetime
businessEntity
Element Name Max Length Type
recordLastUpdatedDate date
ABN/identifierValue 11 numeric
ABN/isCurrentIndicator 1 string
ABN/replacedIdentifierValue 11 numeric
ABN/replacedFrom 10 date
entityStatus/entityStatusCode 9 string
entityStatus/effectiveFrom 10 date
entityStatus/effectiveTo 10 date
ASICNumber 9 numeric
entityType/entityTypeCode 4 string
entityType/entityDescription 100 string
goodsAndServicesTax/effectiveFrom 10 date
goodsAndServicesTax/effectiveTo 10 date
mainName/organisationName 200 string
mainName/effectiveFrom 10 date
mainName/effectiveTo 10 date
legalName/givenName 40 string
legalName/otherGivenName 100 string
legalName/familyName 40 string
legalName/effectiveFrom 10 date
legalName/effectiveTo 10 date
mainBusinessPhysicalAddress/stateCode 3 string
mainBusinessPhysicalAddress/postcode 12 string
mainBusinessPhysicalAddress/effectiveFrom 10 date
mainBusinessPhysicalAddress/effectiveTo 10 date
mainTradingName/organisationName 200 string
mainTradingName/effectiveFrom 10 date
mainTradingName/effectiveTo 10 date
otherTradingName/organisationName 200 string
otherTradingName/effectiveFrom 10 date
otherTradingName/effectiveTo 10 date
businessEntity200506
Element Name Max Length Type
charityType/charityTypeDescription 100 string
charityType/effectiveFrom 10 date
charityType/effectiveTo 10 date
taxConcessionCharityEndorsement/endorsementType 100 string
taxConcessionCharityEndorsement/effectiveFrom 10 date
taxConcessionCharityEndorsement /effectiveTo 10 date
businessEntity200709
Element Name Max Length Type
superannuationStatus/complyingCode 20 string
superannuationStatus/complyingDescription 50 string
superannuationStatus/regulator 15 string
mainPostalPhysicalAddress/stateCode 3 string
mainPostalPhysicalAddress/postcode 12 string
mainPostalPhysicalAddress/addressLine1 60 string
mainPostalPhysicalAddress/addressLine2 60 string
mainPostalPhysicalAddress/suburb 50 string
mainPostalPhysicalAddress/countryName 100 String
businessEntity201205
Element Name Max Length Type
businessName/organisationName 200 string
businessName/effectiveFrom 10 date
businessName/effectiveTo 10 date
businessEntity201408
Element Name Max Length Type
dgrEndorsement/itemNumber 15 string
ACNCRegistration/status 10 string
ACNCRegistration/effectiveFrom 10 date
ACNCRegistration/effectiveTo 10 date

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