Updating your business name details
It's important to keep your business name details up to date with us. Updates must be made within 28 days of any changes to your information.
Here you can find information about checking your business name details, as well as what business information you need to update.
Changing your business name
You cannot change your business name once it's registered.
If you want to trade under a new or different name, you must register a new one.
- Check business name details are up to date
- Request an alternative registration period for a business name
- Update business name addresses
- Update your business name holder details
- Update your business name representative details
- Update your business name partner details
- Add an ABN to your business name holder details
- Request a correction of business name details
- Notify ASIC of disqualification
- Request suppression of business name registry details
- Add or remove a business name partner
You can check your business name details are up to date by:
- Conducting a search using the Business Names Index, or
- Logging into your ASIC Connect account.
In some circumstances, you can choose an alternative registration period. This may make it easier for you to manage renewals for multiple business names and company annual reviews if the business name holder is a company.
There are a number of different business addresses you need to keep up to date. This includes your service of documents address (where we send correspondence) and your principal place of business.
Business name holders need to keep their details up to date, including their name and residential address. Any changes must be updated within 28 days.
There are different types of representatives that can be appointed for your business name.
Business name partners need to keep their details up to date, including their name and residential address. Any changes must be updated within 28 days.
If you registered your business name before May 28 2012, you may not have an Australian Business Number (ABN) linked to your business name.
Adding an ABN to your business name will allow people, banks, and other organisations to search and verify your business details
You can request a correction to the register if there's a typographic error or an error in the birth details for a business name holder.
You are disqualified from holding a business name if you have been convicted of a criminal offence as outlined in the Business Names Registration Act, or if you're disqualified under the Corporations Act.
If your business name details contain sensitive information, it's possible to ask us to supress the details so they're hidden on our public register.
You can only add or remove a partner from a partnership if it's possible under your partnership agreement.