Registering a business name

A business name is the name your business operates under. You need to register a business name if you conduct business under a name other than your own. 

Before you register a business name

Before you register a business name there are some things to consider.

Find out what to do before you start.

You can also watch our YouTube video to learn more about registering a business name.

How to register a business name

You can register a business name using the Australian Government Business Registration Service, ASIC Connect, or a private service provider.

Australian Government Business Registration Service

You can apply for an Australian Business Number (ABN) and register your business name online using the Australian Government Business Registration Service.

ASIC Connect

If you already have an ABN, you can apply for a business name directly with us by using ASIC Connect.

Private Service Provider (PSP)

A private service provider is someone that can register the business name on your behalf. This could be your accountant, your solicitor, or another business that provides online services with ASIC.

They will usually charge a fee for their services above what ASIC would charge.

Support for business names

Need help? See our support for business names page for step-by-step user guides.

You can also download our Regulatory Guide 235 or feel free to Ask us a question online.

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Last updated: 15/10/2014 12:00