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Business names overview

Welcome to the business names overview section.

Here you will find all the information you need to know on choosing business name structures, understanding our online system ASIC Connect, registering and managing your business name online.

Things you need to knowDescription
Register your business name See what you need to do to start operating as a business.
Link your business name to your ASIC Connect accountYou must have your business name linked to your ASIC Connect account.
Renew your business name Registration up for renewal? You have the option to renew it for either one or three years.
Update your business name detailsCheck your details, update your address, partners or authorised representatives.
Transfer your business nameAre you changing who owns a business name?
Cancel your business name Want to stop trading?
ASIC-initiated cancellation of a business nameSee our guidance on what to do if you have received a notice of intent to cancel the registration of your business name.
Search for a business name Conduct a business name availability search or look up information on an existing business.
ASIC Connect Our online system for managing your business name.
ASIC key Your ASIC key is a unique number that helps establish your identity and ensure you are authorised to make changes to your business or one you administer.
Business name registration fees and payment methodsFees for registering a business name and how you can pay.
Authorised lodgersA business name holder can authorise any person to lodge transactions with us on their behalf.

You can also subscribe to our email update, which provides the latest news on business names and suggestions on getting the most from ASIC Connect.

Business names booklet

Do you need more information on how we are making it easier to do business?

Check out our National Business Names Register guide that includes useful information on how to register and renew a business name, update details, close or sell a business name and searching the register.

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