Business Name Check

Fast & Easy Business Name Registration

Ready to trade under your dream name? Our business name registration service provides you with everything you need faster, easier and for less.

Register your business name with LawPath to get:

  • Fast, safe, and secure business name registration
  • Live, on-demand phone, chat and email support
  • Unlimited access to 200+ legal documents (your first is free!)
  • Personalised legal health check report for your business
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Why Register a Business Name?

A business name is a name under which you run a business. If you are operating a business and you are not trading under your personal name, you have a legal obligation to register a business name.

Registering a business is perfect if you are:

  • Looking to create a unique brand
  • Starting or running a website for customers
  • Getting a logo and/or business cards created
  • Invoicing and/or engaging with clients

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How it Works

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Complete Online Application

Enter in your proposed business name and your details to submit the form in less than 10 minutes.

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Lodge Your Application

Your application will be submitted and your business name reserved.

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Receive 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 that your business operates under.

Do I need a registered business name?

The Australian government requires you to register a business name if you would like to conduct a business within Australia that 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 at the top of this page.

If it is available, congratulations! You can then continue on with the application. If the name is not available, you will then have to select a different name that is available.

What information do I need to register for a registered business name?

In order to register a business name you will first need an active Australian Business Number (ABN). If you do not currently have an ABN or it has been deactivated, then you will 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?

For a one year registration, LawPath charges $79. If you’d like to register the business name for 3 years, the cost is $149.

How long does the registration process take?

The form takes about 5 - 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 - 5 business days for ASIC to review the application and approve your business name. Once this happens, we will then 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 then 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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Need more info about registering a business name?
Speak to a consultant on 1800 529 728

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