Approval to Use the Word University in Your Business Name - Australian Government

Description

You will require this approval if you intend to use the word university in your business, company or deomain name, advertising, promotional material or any other activity associated with your business, regardless of whether you are offering educational courses.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Duration

Ongoing.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply Company, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader, Trust Application to Use the Word University in An Australian Domain Name - PDF
Apply Company, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader, Trust Application to Use the Word University in a Business Name - PDF
Apply Company Application to Use the Word University in a Company Name - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply Company Guidelines for the Use of the Word University in Company Names - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Business Names Registration Act 2011 AG

Regulation(s) name

Business Names Registration (Availability of Names) Determination 2012 AG

Additional information

Non-universities that want to use the word 'university' in their name have to be approved, where it is clear from their name that they are not purporting to be an education provider.

Administering agency

Department of Education and Training

Higher Education Reform and Support

Contact details

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Enquiries

Higher Education Reform and Support

Department of Education and Training

Mailing address: GPO BOX 9880
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 1300 566 046
Email: highered@education.gov.au