Choose and Register a Domain Name - Victoria

Service summary

Your domain name is your address on the internet (web address) and it gives you an online identity or brand. It is a valuable part of your business identity and an important marketing tool. All domain names which end in .au are registered in Australia. See the Business Victoria website for information on:

  • choosing a web address name that will attract the customers you want
  • checking that you are eligible for the web address you choose
  • registering your chosen web address with an accredited .au registrar.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Advisory Material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance in undertaking a business.

Eligibility requirements

Domain name registration is independent and unrelated to your business name registration. There is no automatic right to register words in your business name as your domain name.

To register a or domain name, you must be a commercial entity and possess either an ACN or ABN.

Further eligibility and allocation rules apply to the various second level domains ( / / / / / /

Ongoing requirements

To maintain your domain name registration, you need to renew your registration every two years, and continue to meet the eligibility and allocation rules for your registration.


You will not own the domain name, just licence the use of it for the registration period, which is 2 years.



Domain name registrar companies offering registration services will set the fee.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Business Victoria

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Business Victoria

Operating address:
1 Spring Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 4509
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Supporting information


The information contained on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) web site, or via packages or other sources is intended for general guidance only.

To the full extent permitted by law, the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments make no representations or warranties (expressed or implied) in relation to the information, including its accuracy, currency or completeness.

The business information provided does not constitute professional or legal advice, nor is the use of any third party resource an endorsement of the information contained, the associated organisation, product or service. It is recommended that you obtain appropriate professional and /or independent legal advice to ensure that the material provided here is relevant to your particular circumstances.

To the full extent permitted by law the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments, their employees and agents do not accept any liability for any reason, including without limitation, liability in negligence, to any person for the general information which is provided herein, or in respect of anything, including the consequences of anything done, or not done, by any such person in whole or partial reliance upon the information.