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


You will need approval if you intend to use the word 'university', or a derivative such as 'uni', in your business, company or domain name.

Businesses will need approval regardless of whether they offer educational services. Non-universities may be approved where it is clear from their name that they are not an education provider.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.




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Task Type Business Structure Description
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You do not need to pay any fees.

Act(s) name

Business Names Registration Act 2011 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Business Names Registration (Availability of Names) Determination 2012 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Education

Contact details

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