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User guide
ASIC Connect
How to register a business name if the holder is an individual (sole trader)
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Register a
business name
• ASIC Connect is the online system used to manage your business name.
• You can lodge an application for a business name
online from your ASIC Connect account.
• This guide is to assist in how to apply for a business name if the
holder is an individual (sole trader). Other business name holder
types will result in different screens and questions being asked.
• You must have an Australian Business Number (ABN) registered to
an individual (sole trader) or an ABN application reference number
to apply for a business name (unless an exemption applies).
Please note: if you are in the process of reinstating a cancelled ABN
you will need to wait for this to be finalised with the Australian
Business Register before you apply for a business name with ASIC.
• We have different payment methods you can use to pay your
registration fee. These include paying online by credit card or later
by BPAY or invoice.
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examples only. Actual screens can have minor
differences in text and layout.
• Further assistance using ASIC Connect can be accessed via the
button at the top right-hand side of the screen.
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Get started
Visit our website at www.asic.gov.au.
Click on the blue ASIC Connect box.
This will take you to ASIC Connect.
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Get started
Go to ASIC Connect and select Log in.
If you don’t have an account,
select Sign up.
You can refer to our user guide How to
sign up for an ASIC Connect account.
You can also choose to log in with an
AUSkey.
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Log in
Log in using your email address and
password.
If you do not have an ASIC Connect
account select Sign up.
Your password must be a minimum of
nine characters long and contain at least
three of the following:
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an uppercase letter (A-Z) or a
lowercase letter (a-z)
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a number (0-9)
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a symbol (!, $, #, %)
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Home
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Once you have logged in, the home
screen will be visible.
my Transactions displays your most
recent transactions. The following
information may be visible under
Transaction status, depending on what
transactions you have started recently:
Incomplete - The transaction has not
been completed and must be resumed
and submitted in order for ASIC to
process it.
Validated - The transaction has not been
completed and must be resumed and
submitted in order for ASIC to process it.
In Progress - The transaction has been
submitted and is currently being
processed, it cannot be resumed.
Completed - The transaction has been
fully submitted and processed, it cannot
be resumed.
1. Select the Licences & Registrations
tab to begin registering a business
name.
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Register a
business name
1. Select Business name registration
from the drop-down box.
2. Select Go to continue.
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Register a
business name
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1. Read the information about applying
for a business name.
2. Tick the boxes under Things to be
aware of after you have read and
understood the information.
3. Select Get Started to start your
application.
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ABN options
To apply for a business name, you must
have either:
• an ABN, or
• an ABN application reference number.
1. Select the relevant ABN option.
2. Enter the ABN or ABN application
reference number with no spaces in
the field provided.
3. Select Next to continue.
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Business name
availability
1. Enter your proposed business name
in the field provided.
2. Select Check Name Availability.
The name you have entered will be
highlighted in either of the following
colours:
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green - the name is available for
registration;
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amber - manual decision is required
by ASIC; or
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red - the name is unavailable. You will
need to enter another business name.
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3. Review the existing business names
similar to the one you have proposed.
4. Select your preferred registration
period (1 year or 3 years).
5. Select Next to continue.
Note: If you select Save & Exit this will
save the application for resuming at a
later date. This does not complete the
transaction.
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Business name
holder details
1. Enter the business name holder
details in the fields provided.
2. Select Next to continue.
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Addresses
You must provide an address for service
of documents, a principal place of
business address and an email address.
These addresses are mandatory. An SMS
(mobile number) is optional.
1. Under the Actions column, select Add
to add the relevant information.
2. Select whether the address is a street
or postal address from the dropdown box, and
3. Enter the address details in the fields
provided.
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Note: Some of this information will be
publicly available. Select How we use
your information for more details.
4. Select Save Address.
Repeat the above steps to add the
required addresses.
5. Select Next to continue.
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Eligibility
1. Read the eligibility requirements for a
business name holder.
2. Tick the box to confirm you have
read and understood the information.
3. Select Next to continue.
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Review
1. Review the business name details.
Ensure you check that the business
name is spelt correctly. You cannot
go back to change this information
once the application is complete.
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2. Select Edit to change any details that
are incorrect.
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3. Select Submit to continue.
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Declare
1. Read the declaration to ensure you
agree with the conditions of the
transaction.
2. Tick both boxes to confirm you agree.
3. Select your Authority for submitting
the transaction.
4. If you are lodging on behalf of the
applicant, you can select to add the
business name to your ASIC Connect
account.
5. Select Next to continue.
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Payment
You can choose to pay for your renewal
using a credit card, or BPAY.
Alternatively you can request an invoice
to be sent to you and pay later.
Pay Now
1. Select the Pay Now option.
2. Select Pay Now to continue.
To Pay Later go to page 18.
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Payment
Pay Now - credit card payment
1. Enter your credit card details.
2. Select Submit to process the
payment.
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Payment
Pay Later
If you want to pay at a later date, you can
do so by using BPAY or requesting an
invoice to be sent to you.
1. Select the Pay Later option.
2. Select the Invoice or BPAY option.
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If you select Invoice it will be sent to
your email address that was added in
this transaction.
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If you select BPAY you will need
to print or make note of the BPAY
details and process your payment
with your financial institution.
3. Select Pay Later.
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Confirmation
If you selected Pay Now, a confirmation
of your transaction will be displayed.
1. Select Print the transaction to
download a printable PDF version of
the transaction.
2. Select one of the links under What
else can I do for more information
about other services.
Or
3. Select Home to return to the ASIC
Connect home page.
If you selected Pay Later, a yellow screen
will appear to state ‘Pay Later - You have
successfully applied to register a business
name’.
This invoice will be emailed to your
email address that was added in this
transaction, not the email address
associated with your ASIC Connect
account, and payment must be made
within 10 business days.
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