Business Names

Everything you need to know about starting and maintaining an Australian business name.

Can one entity register several business names?

Yes, business names are registered to an ABN and multiple business names can be registered to it. If you intend to trade under a particular name you must register it.

It is an offence under section 18 of the Business Names Registration Act 2011 (Cth) to carry on a business under an unregistered business name. Failure to adhere to this provision will result in a penalty of 30 penalty units ($3300).

This information is of a general nature only and does not constitute professional advice. You must seek professional advice in relation to your particular circumstances before acting.

Updated — Jun 8, 2018

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