Legal personal representative

When an individual business name holder is deceased and you are the executor of their estate, you must appoint yourself as a legal representative.

This does not apply if the business name holder is a partnership, company or trust.

A legal personal representative can be appointed by the probate of the will of the deceased, letters of administration of the estate of the deceased, or any other similar grant. You will need to provide evidence of your appointment when you are added to ASIC’s register.

Legal personal representatives are authorised to manage a business name in the same way as the holder would be.

Once you are appointed, the business name holder details will be updated to show the business name is held by the estate of the deceased.

If a notified successor has been appointed, they will be removed upon the appointment of a legal personal representative.

If you have been appointed as a legal personal representative of a business name, you must make sure your details are kept up-to-date on the register and any changes are made within 28 days.

How to appoint, remove, or update details of a legal personal representative

Step 1 - Download the paper form

Download the Change details of other business name representatives (260KB) paper transaction.

Step 2 - Complete the form

Complete the form with your details.

Step 3 - Send it to ASIC

You can email the completed form to

Alternatively, you can send it by mail to:

Australian Securities & Investments Commission
PO Box 4000
Gippsland Mail Centre
VIC 3841

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Last updated: 10/06/2014 12:00