Web services methods

The methods available through the Super Fund Lookup (SFL) web services fall into three categories:

A description of the web services (WSDL) and test forms are available at:

Our change control approach aims to support existing users by creating new web methods when new information is made available through Super Fund Lookup. If you are integrating the web services for the first time, or upgrading your existing applications, we recommend that you use the latest version of the web method.

Search by ABN

There are two versions of the Search by ABN method :

  • SearchByABN2015
    • latest version
    • returns the same information as SearchByABN below plus Unique Superannuation Identifier (USI) information where it exists
  • SearchByABN
    • does not include USI information

The Search by ABN methods accept an ABN and a GUID (Globally Unique Identifier).

The table below describes the Search by ABN request.

Description of Search by ABN request
Element Comments
ABN ABN to search for.
GUID The GUID provided when you registered for access to the web services

The table below describes the validation rules applied to the Search by ABN request.

Validation rules for Search by ABN request
Element Error Condition Exception Text
ABN Invalid ABN Search text is not a valid ABN or ACN
ABN ABN not found No records found
ABN Not a Super entity ABN is not a superannuation entity
GUID GUID not found The GUID entered is not recognised as a Registered Party
GUID GUID not registered for service The party identified by this GUID has not been registered for the requested service

Search by Name

The Search by Name method accepts a name, a GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) and a flag to indicate whether to match on active funds names only. Search tips has information to help you better understand the name search on Super Fund Lookup.

The table below describes the Search by Name request.

Description of Search by Name request
Element Comments
name String to search for
GUID GUID provided when you registered for access to the web services.
activeFundsOnly Valid values are "Y" and "N". If "Y", only matching active funds are returned. If "N", all matching funds are returned.

The table below describes the validation rules applied to the Search by Name request.

Validation rules for Search by Name request
Element Error Condition Exception Text
name blank No name search criteria entered
GUID GUID not found The GUID entered is not recognised as a Registered Party
GUID GUID not registered for service The party identified by this GUID has not been registered for the requested service
activeFundsOnly Invalid value The flag must be "Y" or "N"

Search by Product

The Search by Product method accepts an APRA fund product name or USI (Unique Superannuation Identifier) and a GUID (Globally Unique Identifier).

The table below describes the Search by Product request.

Description of Search by Product request
Element Comments
product String to search for. Can be either the product name or the product USI.
GUID GUID provided when you registered for access to the web services.

The table below describes the validation rules applied to the Search by Product request.

Validation rules for Search by Product request
Element Error Condition Exception Text
product blank No product search criteria entered
GUID GUID not found The GUID entered is not recognised as a Registered Party
GUID GUID not registered for service The party identified by this GUID has not been registered for the requested service

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