Notified successor

If the holder of the business name has deceased and you believe  you will inherit the assets, you can appoint yourself as a notified successor.

If you are being appointed as a notified successor, you must tell us:

  • that you (or anyone else) have not been granted the probate of the will of the deceased, letters of administration of the estate of the deceased or any other similar grant
  • that you have reasonable grounds to believe that you will inherit assets formerly used by the business name
  • your relationship to the deceased.

If we don't believe your claim is legitimate, we may refuse to enter your details on the register.

If you are appointed as a notified successor, the business name holder details will be updated to show the business name is held by the estate of the deceased.

If a legal personal representative is appointed, you will be removed from the register; their appointment takes precedence over yours.

If you have been appointed as a notified successor 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 notified successor

Step 1 - Download the paper form

Download the Change details of other business name representatives (296KB) paper transaction.

Step 2 - Complete the form

Fill out the details on the form and include a signature.

Step 3 - Send ASIC the form

You can email the form to

You can also 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