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Business names | ASIC – Australian Securities and Investments Commission

For more information about business names, see For Business.

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Register a business name using BRS

You can register a business name online using the Australian Government Business Registration Service (BRS). The BRS combines several business and tax registrations in one place, making it even easier to start a business.

Register a business name online

How to sign up for an ASIC Connect account

If you want to update your business name details (e.g. your address), you’ll need to create an ASIC Connect account. To create an account:

1. Go to ASIC Connect

This is our online service used for registering a business name. From the right hand side of the ASIC homepage, select the blue ASIC Connect box.

You’ll be taken to ASIC Connect. Select Sign up

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Small business | ASIC – Australian Securities and Investments Commission

COVID-19 information for small business

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If you are operating or are planning to operate a small business as a registered company or under a registered business name, this content is for you.

ASIC assists small business as we regulate all companies, financial markets and providers of financial services and consumer credit in Australia and manage the registration of business names.

What is a small business?

A small business is defined differently by different regulators and laws.

ASIC administers the Corporations Act 2001 and this defines a ‘small proprietary company’. From financial years commencing on or after 1 July 2019, a ‘small proprietary company’ is defined as ‘small’ for a financial year if it satisfies at least two of the below criteria:

  • an annual revenue of less than $50 million
  • less than 100
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