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Australian Business Number (ABN)

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To register a business name, you will need to have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or be in the process of applying for one with the Australian Business Register (ABR).

Using the ABN ensures greater consistency between the ABR and ASIC’s business names register and avoids an additional identification number for your business name.

When you apply for an ABN online through the ABR, you can link straight to ASIC Connect to register your business name online. This new ABR service allows business owners to apply for an ABN and register a business name in a single transaction.

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You do not need an ABN to register a business name if you:

However, you must provide us with information about the type of entity that will hold the business name (i.e. individual, company, partnership, joint venture or other organisation).

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ABN Lookup Opens new window ABN Lookup is the public view of the Australian Business Register (ABR).

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