Once you cancel your business name

Once we have received your request to cancel a business name — we will send you a notice of intent to cancel the registration of your business name. After one month, we will cancel your registration and send another confirmation notice.

These notices are sent to all business name holders (and any representatives) to tell them the business name registration will be cancelled.

If your business name is successfully cancelled before it is due for renewal — you will not be reimbursed for the remaining registration period.

Things you need to know


Regulatory Guide 235

This guide explains when you must register your business name and how to maintain it after its registered.

Business Names Registration Act 2011


This Act details the legislative framework for business names in Australia.


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Last updated: 01/05/2014 12:00