National Business Name Registration - Australian Government

Description

You will require this registration if you intend to, or currently, carry on a business in Australia. Your business name must be on the Business Names Register. This national registration service replaces past state and territory services, so that all businesses in Australia only need to register each name once, on a single national register.

You must register your business name unless you trade under:

  • your own individual name
  • all of the individual names of the partners in a partnership
  • a company or registered body name.

Please note that there are various words that are restricted for use in business names unless an application is made.

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

To register for a new business name you will need an Australian Business Number (ABN) or or if your application for an ABN is pending, a statement to that effect and the reference number for the ABN application.

You must also provide the following information:

  • details of the ABN and specifics of the proposed business name holder
  • the proposed business name
  • the preferred registration period (1 or 3 years)
  • the address of your principal place of business and the service of documents
  • in prescribed form and lodged in the prescribed manner.

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

Duration

1 or 3 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

One year: $34; Three years: $80.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Business Registration Service (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Business Names Registration Act 2011 AG

Regulation(s) name

Business Names Registration Regulation 2011 AG

Administering agency

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Registry

Contact details

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ACT Service Centre

Registry

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Operating address: 2 Allsop Street
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600
Mailing address: General Post Office Box 9827
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600
Toll Free: 1300 300 630
Phone: 03 5177 3988
Website: Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Opens in new window)

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NSW Service Centre

Registry

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Operating address: 100 Market Street
Sydney, New South Wales, 2000
Mailing address: General Post Office Box 9827
Sydney, New South Wales
Toll Free: 1300 300 630
Phone: 03 5177 3988
Website: Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Opens in new window)

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NT Service Centre

Registry

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Operating address: 39 Woods Street
Darwin, Northern Territory, 0800
Mailing address: General Post Office Box 9827
Darwin, Northern Territory
Toll Free: 1300 300 630
Phone: 03 5177 3988
Website: Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Opens in new window)

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QLD Service Centre

Registry

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Operating address: 240 Queen Street
Brisbane City, Queensland, 4000
Mailing address: General Post Office Box 9827
Brisbane, Queensland
Toll Free: 1300 300 630
Phone: 03 5177 3988
Website: Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Opens in new window)

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SA Service Centre

Registry

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Operating address: 100 Pirie Street
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
Operating address: 70 Collins Street
Hobart, Tasmania
Toll Free: 1300 300 630
Phone: 03 5177 3988
Website: Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Opens in new window)

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TAS Service Centre

Registry

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Operating address: 70 Collins Street
Hobart, Tasmania
Mailing address: General Post Office Box 9827
Hobart, Tasmania
Toll Free: 1300 300 630
Phone: 03 5177 3988
Website: Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Opens in new window)

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VIC Service Centre

Registry

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Operating address: 120 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Mailing address: General Post Office Box 9827
Melbourne, Victoria
Toll Free: 1300 300 630
Phone: 03 5177 3988
Website: Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Opens in new window)

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WA Service Centre

Registry

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Operating address: 11 Mounts Bay Road
Perth, Western Australia, 6000
Mailing address: General Post Office Box 9827
Perth, Western Australia
Toll Free: 1300 300 630
Phone: 03 5177 3988
Website: Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Opens in new window)