Understanding your search results

Once you have completed a search of the register there is a range of options available to you from the ‘Search Results’ screen.

At the top of the screen you will see the search criteria you used for this search. If you need to you can modify that criteria and search again.

In the Search Results section you can view company details as follows:

  • Preview basic details of each company (Name, company number, status, registered address and date of incorporation)
  • Click through to the company details screen for more details about a company.

What information is available online?

The VFSC website contains useful information on entities that was previously only available through inspection of paper files. It also contains information on individuals and other bodies related to those entities (for example, for companies information is held about directors and shareholders).

What does company status mean?

The company status indicates whether, for example, a company is recorded as registered, amalgamated, removed or in receivership/liquidation.

What documents can you see?

Many documents filed with the VFSC can be conveniently viewed online as PDF files.  Any documents filed before 31 August are available only through the paper file at the VFSC office.  Over time, the paper files will become less relevant, and the amount of information stored through the online registry will grow.