How to submit a notification of resolution (change of company name)

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Complete this transaction when members of the company have passed a special resolution to change the company name.

You must use the current, valid ACN and name of the company.

The company must be an Australian company and have a status of registered.

You must submit this form within 14 days of the date of the meeting at which the resolution was passed.

You will need to log in to your online account before you begin.

Start transaction

Once logged in, select 'Start new form' in the left hand menu.

From the list of available forms, select '205A'.

Resolution details

Enter the date of the meeting.

  • Select whether the resolution is set out below, or in an attachment.
  • If the resolution is to be set out below, enter the details of the resolution in the space provided.
  • Confirm if the name is being changed to the company ACN.
  • Confirm if the proposed name is identical to a registered business name.

Note that if you select 'Yes' to this question, you will be required to enter the details of the registered business name in a later screen.

  • Select 'Next' to continue.

Proposed name details

Enter the proposed name of the company.

  • Select the legal element you wish to apply to the company name.
  • Select 'Next' to continue.

Confirm company name

Review the new company name carefully. If you realise it is not correct after submission, the company will have to:

  • pass a new special resolution
  • submit a new Form 205A and
  • pay another lodgment fee to change the company name.
  • Select 'Yes' or 'No' to confirm if the new company name is correct.
  • Select 'Next' to continue.


Select 'Yes' to complete the declaration when you are satisfied the document is being lodged within the terms and conditions of ASIC’s Electronic Lodgement Protocol.

  • Select 'Submit' to lodge the form with ASIC.


This screen confirms your document was submitted to ASIC.

  • Select 'Next' to continue.

Note: Occasionally, the system may present an additional form submission screen at this point. If this is the case, continue to select 'Next' to finalise this transaction.

Once the form has been accepted by ASIC, the Certificate of Change of Company Name will be delivered electronically to your ASIC inbox as a Form RC05.

If the proposed name is NOT accepted or available, a rejection notice will be issued electronically to your inbox.

Statutory fees advice

This screen shows the invoice amount for this transaction.

  • Select 'Print' to open the invoice in PDF format to enable you to print it. Alternatively, you can save the PDF to print later.
  • Select 'Next' to continue.

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 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.

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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: 09/06/2022 01:56