Check business name availability

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ASIC Connect Search is the online system used to search ASIC's register. 

ASIC's business name index can be searched directly from ASIC Connect. 

The more criteria you enter about the search you want to conduct, the more relevant the results will be. 

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

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

  • Click on 'Business names'. This will take you to ASIC Connect Search.

Select the 'Search business names register' tab. 

  • Select 'Check business name availability' from the drop-down box. 
  • Enter the business name. 
  • Select 'Go' to view results. 

Name available

This screen shows when the name entered is currently available. 

  • Similar names will also be displayed. 
  • Select 'View Results List' to print the results in PDF. 
  • Select 'New Search' to start another search. 

Name requires manual decision

This screen shows when the name entered requires a manual decision. 

  • Similar names will also be displayed. 
  • Select 'View Results List' to print the results in PDF. 
  • Select 'New Search' to start another search. 

Name not available

This screen shows when the name entered is not available.  

  • Similar names will also be displayed. 
  • Select 'View Results List' to print the results in PDF. 
  • Select 'New Search' to start another search. 

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Last updated: 15/03/2019 11:11