Series VPRS 8267
Index to Current Company, Association and Business Name Registrations (Microfiche Output from Computer System)
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Date Range: Series 1982 - cont
  Series in Custody 1990 - 1990
  Contents ? 1864 - 1990
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1982 - cont Corporate Affairs Office VA 679
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1982 - 1991 Corporate Affairs Office VA 679
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    System of Arrangement/Control

    Series : Fiche are number sequentially and marked with an alphabetical range of contents.

    Contents : Organisations are listed in lexicographical (ie. strict alphabetical) order by all keywords in company/business name.

    Range Control Symbols

    Series : 1 A to ACADEMY - 160

    Contents : A - Z


    This series comprises a microfiche index generated from a computer system which controls the various organisations required by a range of legislative requirements to be registered with Corporate Affairs and previous agencies.

    This index details all current registrations for all registered organisations still operating as at 31 August 1990. An index of defunct registrations at this time has been transferred as VPRS 8268.

    This index provides a means of entry into a number of different Corporate Affairs registration systems. Records relating to most of the organisations identified on this index have not been transferred into archival custody.

    Records in PRO custody controlled by this index

    PRO holdings are essentially limited to the:
    files of defunct registrations, and
    manually created registers in a volume format.

    Consequentially, this index cannot be used to request most of the registration files in PRO custody. It can be used as a means of entry into some of the register series these being:

    VPRS 8269 Registers of Trading Companies (Company Numbers C1 - C39500)
    VPRS 8272 Registers of Foreign Companies (Company Numbers F1 - F9091)
    VPRS 8277 Registers of Provident and Industrial Societies (some entries only) &
    VPRS 8279 Registers of Miscellaneous Incorporated Companies (some entries only).

    Records in PRO custody not covered by this index.

    Some registration systems created by previous agencies to Corporate Affairs are not controlled by this index as detail was not entered into the computer system. These are:

    VPRS 567 Mining Company Registration Files
    VPRS 10316 Prospecting Syndicate Registration Files.

    Additionally, none of the Business Name Files (VPRS 933) currently in archival custody are controlled by this index as these were not entered into the system.

    Arrangement of entries on fiche.

    Entries on the fiche are arranged in lexicographical (ie. strict alphabetical) order according to a keyword within the full name of the registered organisation. As some organisations may have more than one keyword, individual entries may be duplicated within the index.

    Contents of individual entries

    Each individual entry in this index contains the following detail:
    keyword
    name of company, association or business name
    company, association or business name (see below)
    code (see below).

    The company, association or business name number usually comprises a number with an alphabetical prefix denoting the type of registered organisation and an alphabetical suffix. This suffix is merely a computer check number and should be disregarded.

    Computer system : Corporate Affairs

    The computer system from which this index was created was established by Corporate Affairs in 1982 to control the allocation and retrieval of registration numbers for Companies, Association and Business Names.

    Detail relating to current and defunct registrations is entered into separate data bases. Corporate Affairs staff use these bases to conduct online research. Computer Output Microfiche (COM) indexes are generated for public use within the Corporate Affairs public search facility.

    Registered organisations controlled by the computer system/index.

    The computer system controls registrations for a range of organisations most of which were previously controlled through a manual card based system. These organisations are identified in each fiche entry through reference to a combination of the number and code. These are:

    Organisation Type Code Number

    Trading Companies LPTY and LPUB with C prefix
    Foreign Companies FNOS with F prefix
    Recognised Companies RECG with R prefix
    Co-operative Housing Societies HOSC with H prefix
    Industrial & Provident Societies PDNT with K prefix
    Association Incorporations ASSN with A prefix
    Miscellaneous Companies GENL with G prefix
    Business Names BUSN without prefix

    Computer system/index coverage

    Many of the registration systems created for these organisations existed for periods up to 118 years prior to the commencement of the computer system. This index is not a comprehensive list of all registration numbers historically allocated as these were not all entered into the computer system. The extant of coverage for the organisation is:

    Organisation Type Start of Coverage
    Registration
    System

    Trading Companies 1864 all current and defunct registrations

    Foreign Companies 1897 all current and defunct registrations

    Recognised Companies 1985 all current and defunct registrations

    Co-operative Housing Societies 1986 all current and defunct registrations

    Industrial & Provident Societies 1925 registrations current in 1982

    Association Incorporations 1982 all current and defunct registrations

    Miscellaneous Companies ?1853 registrations current in 1982

    Business Names 1893 thought to be all current in 1982 and new registrations thereafter.

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1864 - 1976 Trading Company Registration Files VPRS 932
1897 - 1984 Foreign Company Registration Files VPRS 934
1897 - 1984 Recognised Company Registration Files VPRS 6624
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