Choose and Register a Domain Name - Victoria


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. The Business Victoria website provides 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.

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 eligibility 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.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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

Administering agency

Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions

Business Victoria

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.