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Complete your online application in under 5 minutes. Yes, it’s that fast. Our interactive form gives you all the information you need to complete your application, and our team is always here to help.
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When you register your business with Lawpath, you partner with a ASIC verified service provider. It means you’ll get your application processed properly and securely.
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Registering your business name with us
Complete our online application
Enter your proposed business name and details to submit the form. Takes less than 10 minutes.
Lodge your application online
Your application will be submitted and your business name reserved.
Receive your business name registration
As soon as ASIC reviews the application, we send all your registration details to your email.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a business name?
A business name is a name or title that you operate your business under. In other words, it is the name your clients, customers and public identify with your business.
For example, if you’ve called your business ‘The Bloom Bakery’ then ‘The Bloom Bakery’ is your business name.
Do I need a registered business name?
If you are an Australian business you are required to register a business name if you’d like to conduct a business as mandated by the government. This is applicable only when it is a name other than your own.
The only instances when you are not required to register a business name is if:
- You are operating as an individual and your operating name is the same as your first and last name;
- You are in a partnership and your name is the same as all the partners’ names or
- You are a registered company in Australia and you operate under your company’s name.
So if your name is Joan Smith and you are trading as ‘Joan Smith’, then you do not need to register a business name. However, if you’d like to trade as ‘Joan Smith & Company’, then you will need to have this registered, as the business name is not the exact same as your first and last name.
How do I know if my registered business name is available?
You can check whether your proposed business name is available with us at Lawpath.
If it is available, you can continue on with the application. If it isn’t available you’ll need to select a different name that’s available.
What information do I need to register for a registered business name?
In order to register a business name, you’ll first need an active Australian Business Number (ABN). If you do not currently have an ABN or it has been deactivated, then you’ll need to apply for a new ABN or reactivate your existing ABN.
You can apply for your ABN here!
Once you receive your ABN, then you can apply for the registered business name. On our form, you will need to provide your personal and contact details as well as your main business address.
How much does it cost to register a business name?
For a one year registration, Lawpath charges $82. If you’d like to register the business name for 3 years, the cost is $156.
How long does the registration process take?
The form takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Once that is done, we will send the information off to have the name reserved for you. It then takes around 3 to 5 business days for ASIC to review the application and approve your business name. Once this happens, we send you the registration details.
When can I officially use my business name?
You can use your new business name as soon as you receive the registration details from us! When you get this information you can start using it as you see fit, like printing your new business cards and developing your website.
Can I register multiple business names?
Yes, absolutely! There is no restriction to the number of business names that you can register.
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