Register your business name
Registering your name means you’ll be able to build your brand and market your business with a name customers won’t forget.
Why register your business name with us?
No more paperwork - do it all online
Our platform allows you to generate, save and store all of your business’s documents in one place. Need to find your shareholders agreement? Just log in. Need to update your company details? Just log in. Never misplace an important document again – just access it on your phone or computer.
Register your dream name from $79
By registering your business name on our platform, you can run your business under the name you want for only $79.
Full-Service Packages Available (including legal protection & offers)
Not only are you able to register your business name with us, you can also receive $2,500 worth of partner offers to help boost your business. We also offer full-service packages to help you cover all your bases.
Why register a business name?
As a sole trader, if you are not using your personal name as a business name you will need to register a separate business name.
If you run a business that is called something other than your company name you can register a business name and trade under that name.
The name of a partnership is typically the first initial of the first name and the surname of each partner. To change this, you need to apply for an Australian Business Name.
How does it work?
Enter in your proposed business name and your details to submit the form in less than 10 minutes.
Your application will be submitted and your business name reserved.
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.