What is a business name?
A business name is a name under which an entity (individual, partnership or company) conducts a business in Australia.
Why do I need a business name?
If you wish to operate a business and are not trading under your own name or a company name, you will require to register a business name.
Who can own a business name?
Individuals, partnerships and companies can register business names. All they will require is an ABN
Your proposed business name?
Generally, we will be able to let you know immediately if the proposed business name can be registered to you via your Online application. If your proposed business name is available, you will need to select a preferred registration period:1 year or 3 years
What are the costs involved?
Once you search for your business name you will be provided with our competitive pricing and discount when registering for 3 years.
How do I proceed?
- To register your business name, you will need to Complete our Online application form, provide us with your credit cards details and we will liaise with ASIC to procure your registration.
You should be able to prepare your application without any professional assistance. It will take you under 3 minutes to complete the application if you have all your information on hand.
- Note: If ASIC reject the name's, you will have the option to choose a new name and resubmit at no extra cost.
- Note: If you cannot access, or have difficulties with, the Online application, you can CONTACT US for assistance.
Saving and resuming your application?
After you have started your application, you can save it at certain points in the process and resume it as many times as you like before you submit it. You can access your incomplete application by logging into MEMBER LOGIN. We will store the information under an incomplete application.
How long is the business name registration for?
Business names can be registered for either 1 or 3 years. We will notify you when your registration is coming to an end.
How long does it take for the registration to come through?
Once you submit your application to us, we will reserve your proposed name. ASIC takes 3-5 business days to approve your business name and send us your business name registration certificate. Once we receive it, we will email it to you.
Using your business name
You must not use the proposed business name until you get confirmation from us that ASIC has approved it and registered it.
Do I need an ABN?
To register a business name in Australia you require an active Australian Business Number (ABN).
Once you have your ABN, come back to Top Business Name and register your business name.
Is business name a full proof protection of my name / brand?
No. Registration of a business name is following the legal requirement of operating a business. Only trademark registration can fully protect your brand name. We can assist you with trademark registrations through our partner website Apply2Register.
Can more than one business name be registered under the same ABN?
Yes, you can register more than one business name under a particular ABN.
What will we send you once your business name is registered?
- Once the business name is registered, we will email you a Record of Registration certificate.
- If for any reason you have not received it, please check your "spam"/ "junk" folders, as these are automated emails, and often end up in those folders.
Have you received the email confirmation of your business name registration?
- We have sent you a confirmation of your business name registration. If for any reason you have not received it, please check your "spam"/ "junk" folders, as these are automated emails, and often end up in those folders.
Will I be notified of my business name expiring?
ASIC will send you through us a renewal notice 30 days prior to the date that your business name is due for renewed.
You will need to pay a renewal fee before the expiry of the registration period to remain its legal owner.
What happens if I don't renew?
- If your Business Name is not renewed it will expire and become available for anyone to register.
Do I lose any of my remaining time of valid registration?
- Don't let your business name expire, you can renew today without losing any of your existing validity period - Renew now with Top Business Name.
How to renew?
- Simply click the 'Express Renew' button to renew your name the Fast, Simply & Secure way.
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