Changes to Business Name Registrations

TRAt present, business name registrations have been handled on a state by state basis by differing departments in each state. For example Fair Trading in NSW and Consumer Affairs in Victoria.

As and from 28 May 2012 the registration and renewal of business names will be managed by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) on a national level. Accordingly ASIC will oversee a national business names database and will handle all Australian business name applications and renewals.

This means that if you have the same name registered in multiple states, you will no longer need to renew them in multiple locations.… Read More