A business name is the name your business operates under. You need to register a business name if you conduct business under a name other than your own.
Before you register a business name there are some things to consider.
Find out what to do before you start.
You can also watch our YouTube video to learn more about registering a business name.
The Australian Government Business Registration Service combines several business and tax registrations in one place, making it even easier to start a business. You can apply for an Australian Business Number (ABN) and register your business name online.
Use the Business Registration Service
Other ways to register a business name
ASIC Connect – If you already have an ABN, you can apply for a business name directly with us by using ASIC Connect.
Private service provider – You can choose to register or renew your business name with a private service provider (PSP). This could be your accountant, your solicitor, or another business that provides online services with ASIC. They will usually charge a fee for their services above what ASIC would charge.
Find out more about private service providers.
Need help? See our support for business names page for step-by-step user guides.
You can also download our Regulatory Guide 235 or feel free to Ask us a question online.