If a vehicle is to be registered to a Company or an Incorporated Body, one of the following is required to confirm identity:
- Australian Company Number (ACN)
- When it is registered, every Australian company receives a unique nine digit identifying number known as the Australian Company Number. The number must appear on every public document issued, signed or published by, or on behalf of, the company* or
- Certificate of Registration
- As well as an ACN, ASIC issues every registered company with a Certificate of Registration, or
- Certificate of Incorporation.
These certificates may be granted by the Registrar of Incorporated Associations in response to applications by interested bodies who meet defined criteria. An incorporated association has perpetual succession, may have a common seal, has power to acquire or hold (whether on trust or absolutely) and dispose of property and is capable of suing and being sued.
* An Australian Business Number (ABN) is different to an ACN. ABN is a unique eleven digit identifying number for use in business dealings with the Australian Taxation Office and for future dealings with other government agencies. Registered companies and business entities carrying on business in Australia are entitled to apply for an ABN.
Note: Australian Business Numbers (ABNs) are not acceptable proof that a body is an incorporated body.