Renewing your business name

To renew your business name quickly and easily, we recommend our 'Pay now' service. We'll send you a reminder notice by email 30 days before your renewal is due.

Renew your business name

Here you will find all the information you need to know on renewing your business name in Australia.

This includes guidance on business name renewal fees, what the renewal period options are, how you will be notified of an upcoming renewal as well as an outline of what happens after you have renewed.

Fees for renewing

  • one year for $44

  • three years for $102

Private service providers

You might receive a notice from a private service provider offering to assist with your business name renewal. This could be an accountant, solicitor, or other type of business that provides a service by using our online services to renew a business name on your behalf.

Using a private service provider is optional. If you choose to utilise their services, they will usually charge a fee beyond what we would charge. Even if a private service provider contacts you, you can still transact directly with us online for your business name.

Find out more about private service providers.

'Renew your company' scam emails

We're aware of some emails that have been circulating lately claiming to be from ASIC and demanding payment to renew your business. If you receive one, 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

How to renew your business name

There are two options for renewing your business name. You can use our 'Pay now' service, or log in to your ASIC Connect account.

What to do if you have not received your record of registration or invoice?

If your business name renewal is due but you haven't received a record of registration, you can contact us to receive a copy.

Lost your invoice?

If you've lost your invoice, you can ask us to send you another copy.

Video: Renewing your business name

Video transcript - Renewing your business name

When it was time to renew my business name registration, ASIC sent a renewal notice to the email address that I gave them when I registered my business name. If you don’t have an email address, they’ll send it to your service of documents address, which in my case is the café.

Because I'd checked that my details were correct using the free search, I knew I only wanted to renew my business name, so I used the Pay now service.

All you need to do is enter your Australian Business Number or ABN, or the account number from your renewal notice, and select how long you would like to renew your business name for.

I chose to renew mine for three years, because I’m pretty confident that we’ll still be around by then. You get a bit of a discount too. But, you can also renew for just one year if you prefer, which is handy for new businesses.

And then all you need to do is pay! You can either use your credit card, or request an invoice that you can pay later using BPAY or at Australia Post.

When ASIC receives your payment, they’ll email you a record of registration and the register will be updated. And that’s it!

If you also have to update your business name details at the same time as you renew, you’ll need to use ASIC Connect instead. It's available on the website along with user guides if you need some help. 

So, you can see that it’s a pretty simple process. But, if you get stuck, just check out the user guides on ASIC’s website. They’re really helpful. You should also check out ASIC’s other videos on YouTube.

More information

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Download our Regulatory Guide 235 or refer to our Top call centre questions.

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Last updated: 30/06/2024 02:00