Cancel your business name

Here you will find all the information you need to know about cancelling your business name.

This includes guidance on what to consider before you start the process, an outline of what is involved and what happens after we have received your request to cancel.

It is important to note that if you want to transfer your business name to a new owner, you must perform a transfer transaction in ASIC Connect. For instructions on how to do this, see our Transfer your business name section.

Once you're ready, visit ASIC Connect sign into your account and cancel your business name.

'Intent to cancel' business name scam emails

We're aware of some emails that have been circulating lately claiming to be from ASIC. The email states your business registration has expired, and ASIC has commenced cancellation.

If you receive one, check the email address it is sent from. 

ASIC notifications will come from the email address

If it is not from this address, please do not open it. Just delete the email from your inbox.

For more information about scams and what to look out for, visit Scams targeting ASIC customers.

Before you cancel your business name

There are some things you should consider before you apply to cancel your business name.

Steps to cancel your business name

Find out the steps to cancel your business name.

Once you've applied to cancel your business name

We'll send you a notice to let you know when we've begun cancelling your business name.

ASIC-initiated cancellation of a business name

In some cases, ASIC may cancel your business name if you haven't paid your renewal or if you've been disqualified.

Seeking more information on how we manage your business name?

Download our Regulatory Guide 235 or feel free to Ask us a question online.

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Last updated: 01/05/2014 12:00