Tools and resources for business names and companies

Here you can quickly and easily find all the tools and resources we have available to help keep your business name and company details up to date.


Videos for business names

Learn more about our online business name services. We also feature tutorials which explain some of our most popular online transactions.

Videos for companies

Learn more about our online company services.

User guides

User guides for business names

Our user guides provide step-by-step instructions for completing business name transactions in ASIC Connect.

User guides for companies

Our user guides provide step-by-step instructions for completing company officeholder transactions online.


Publications for business names

National business names register (PDF)

A guide that includes information on:

  • how to register and renew a business name 
  • update your business name details 
  • close or sell a business name and 
  • search the Business Names Register.

Publications for companies

Your obligations as a small business operator

Information about what to consider when you operate a small business.


Our infographics explain some of our most popular online transactions in a visual way.

Renew your business name

Renew your business name 


NZAU Connect app 

Check a business' registration status, registration number and principal place of business.

ASIC business checks 

Takes you through some practical and easy checks to verify information about businesses you're currently dealing with or potential business partners.

Useful links

ASIC resources for business names

Unfair contract terms for small business 

From 12 November 2016, the existing unfair contract term protections will be extended to cover small business contracts.

ASIC's Be MoneySmart

An online training resource developed to help VET students improve their money management skills and support their future careers in small business or as contractors.

ASIC resources for companies

ASIC guide for small business directors 

Learn more about your responsibilities as a company director, including potential liabilities.

External links

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) 

Ensures that individuals and businesses comply with Australian competition, fair trading, and consumer protection laws.

Australian Small Business Commissioner 

Represents small business interests and concerns to the Australian Government.

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

Manages Australia's tax, excise and superannuation systems.

ATO viability assessment tool

You can use this tool to help you determine whether a business is viable. 

Offers information and resources on planning, starting and growing a business.

Fair Work Ombudsman 

A gateway to information and advice about Australia's workplace rights and rules.

Moving from a sole trader to a company 

Information from about the differences between a sole trader and a company.

Small Business Clearing House

A free online superannuation payments service that helps small businesses with 19 or fewer employees meet their superannuation guarantee obligations.

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Last updated: 12/03/2018 02:48