Need to check the registration of a business name?

Did you know you can check the registration of a business name online?

Search online via the Australian Securities and Investments Commission website to:

> find out when your business name is due for renewal > check a business name's availability.

Search online now!

Whether you need to find out when your business name is due for renewal or check a name's availability, you can now perform a quick, online search using the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's (ASIC) business names register .

The register can provide information on:

  • registered and cancelled business names

  • the entity behind the name

  • how the entity can be contacted.

Information found on the business names register is generally available for free, though some information is only available by purchasing an extract .

Search the business names register now.

Business names certificate of registration

Did you know that you no longer need to display your certificate of registration for your business name?

In 2012 legislation was introduced that removed the need for businesses to display a certificate of registration.

However, if your business is prominently open to the public, such as a café, you'll still need to display your business name somewhere.

Contact ASIC if you need a reprint of your business name certificate.

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