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Company and Industry Information

This research guide provides you with starting points for finding information on Australian and international companies and industries.

Company websites

Company websites can provide quite a lot of information, particularly for public companies. Look for the "about us' or "our story", press releases, investor information including presentations and events and filings, annual reports or corporate social responsibility reports. Use information from the company carefully and watch for bias or an overly optimistic interpretation of factual data.

Australian websites

International websites

Australian government websites

  • Companies and organisations     
  • Business names 
  • Professionals 
  • Banned and disqualified people and organisations  

International government websites

Many governments have corporate regulatory agencies similar to The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), which provide current company information to the public. See below for a selection:

Market research companies



Industry associations

Industry Associations are key information gateways for their industry.  Through their membership lists they can identify the major players and stakeholders within the industry. Associations are aware of government regulations, funding opportunities, trends and drivers in their industry.

Evaluating information


Evaluate your sources using the C.R.A.A.P test to find reliable, quality information.

    When was it created?

    Is it on my topic?

    Is it by an expert?

    Is it correct and reliable?

    Why was it created?

Fact checking

Fact checking is an important skill when using websites and social media. Learn how to assess and verify your sources with RMIT’s Fact Checking guide.