How to renew a business name

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ASIC Connect is the online system used to manage your business name.
You must have received your business name renewal notice to renew your business name.

You can renew for a one or three year period, and pay online or request an invoice.

A record of registration will be issued to the business email address once we have received payment.

Further assistance using ASIC Connect can be accessed via the Help button at the top right-hand side of the screen.

Before you start

You will receive your renewal notice:

  • by email if you have provided us with a business email address or
  • in paper to your address for service of documents.

You will need this notice before you can start.

Get started

To get started, visit the ASIC website at www.asic.gov.au.

  • Click on the blue ASIC Connect box. This will take you to ASIC Connect.

Go to ASIC Connect and select 'Log in'. 

  • If you do not have an ASIC Connect account select 'Sign up'.

You can also choose to log in with an AUSkey.

Log in

Log in using your email address and password.

If you haven't already done so, you will need to link your business name to your account. For assistance with linking see our How to link a business name to your ASIC Connect account user guide. 

  • If you do not have an ASIC Connect account select 'Sign up'.

You can refer to our user guide How to sign up for an ASIC Connect account

Renew

Select the 'Lodgements & Notifications' tab at the top of the screen.

  • Select the business name you want to renew.
  • Select the 'Renew business name' transaction from the drop-down list.
  • Select 'Go' to continue.

Select the period you want to renew your business name for - one or three years.

  • Select 'Next' to continue.

Review

Check that the information displayed is correct. If not, select 'Back' to go back and change.

  • Select 'Submit' to continue.

Declare

Read the declaration to ensure you agree with the conditions of the transaction.

  • If you agree, tick the boxes next to the declaration
  • Select your authority for lodging the transaction.
  • Select 'Next' to continue.

Payment

You can choose to pay for your renewal now by credit card, or later by BPAY or invoice.

  • Select the 'Pay Now' option.
  • Select 'Pay Now' to continue.

If you are paying by credit card enter your details and select 'Submit'.

You can pay for your business name registration later, by invoice or BPAY.

  • Select the 'Pay Later' option.
  • Select the 'Invoice' or 'BPAY' option.
  • If you select 'Invoice', an invoice will be issued to the email address entered during the transaction.
  • If you select 'BPAY' you will need to print or make note of the BPAY details and process your payment.
  • Select 'Pay Later' to continue.

Confirmation

This screen confirms your transaction has been submitted. 

  • Select 'Print the transaction' to download a printable PDF version of the transaction.
  • Select one of the links under What else can I do for more information about other services or
  • Select 'Home' to return to the ASIC Connect home page. 

Once we have received payment, a record of registration will be sent to the business email address.

You can also watch our video tutorial on How to renew a business name. 

What is an ASIC key?

Your ASIC key is a unique number used in ASIC Connect that helps us establish your identity and protects your business information by making sure only you and those you have authorised can access it.

Learn more about ASIC keys

What is an AUSkey?

AUSkey is a single key to access government online services. In the future, you may no longer need different user IDs and passwords as AUSkey becomes accepted by more government agencies for their online services.

Learn more about AUSkeys

What is a corporate key?

A corporate key is an 8-digit number uniquely associated with a company’s ACN. Your company needs only one corporate key.

Learn more about corporate keys

What is an invitation key?

An invitation key is a unique key to register for, or connect to an entity in, the ASIC Regulatory Portal.

Learn more about invitation keys 

What is an industry funding security key?

Your industry funding security key is a unique number used to launch an online transaction in the ASIC Regulatory Portal that will enable us to calculate your final industry funding invoice. You will be prompted to submit business activity metric information on the operation of your business in the previous financial year.

Learn more about industry funding security keys

Last updated: 18/07/2017 05:20