Apr 4 2023

How long does business name registration take in Australia?

If you’re considering starting a business in Australia, you’ll need to register your business name with Namecorp to satisfy the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Business name registration is a straightforward process that can be completed online with Namecorp. 

Business name registration is an essential step in starting your business in Australia. Once you’ve registered your business name, you can start promoting your business to customers and building your brand. Registering your business name also gives you legal protection against others who might try to use your business name without permission.

This article will explain how long business name registration takes in Australia, what documents you need to provide, and what payment methods are accepted.


How long does business name registration take in Australia?

The application itself should only take about 3-10 minutes depending on whether you already have an existing ABN. If you have an Australian Business Number (ABN), have provided all the required documents, and paid the registration fee, you’ll receive email notification immediately of your business name registration, but always make sure to wait for your certificate of registration before ordering any business cards, brochures, etc.

While your application is being processed, you can check the status at any time by calling Namecorp Support on 1300 006 263.

If your application is approved, you’ll receive a certificate of registration within 24-48 business hours. This is proof that you’ve registered your business name and can start trading under that name. You should keep this certificate safe as you’ll need to show it to banks and other businesses when setting up your company.


What documents do I need to register my business name in Australia?

When you register your business name with Namecorp, you’ll need to provide the following information:

– Your full name and contact details

– The proposed business name

– The business structure of your company (e.g. sole trader, partnership, or company)

– Your ABN (if you have one, if not, Namecorp can help you with one.)

– The names and contact details of all directors or partners

You can find more information on the Namecorp website.


What payment methods are accepted for business name registration in Australia?

Using Namecorp’s online registration platform, you can pay for your business name registration by using your credit/debit card. Namecorp accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

We’ve got you covered if you’re unsure whether you need to register a business name.

Check out our article on why you need to register a business name in Australia.

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Starting, running and growing a small business isn’t easy, especially during times of change. You don’t need to manage these tasks alone. Did you know that with Namecorp, you can register your business name, ABN and Tax Registrations all in one go?

Our free personalised Business Concierge service offers long-term support to make sure you have answers and access to everything you need to manage and keep your business growing. ​They work one-on-one with you to help navigate the requirements of getting started and finding customer markets, we’ll even help you to find the right structure for your business and answer any questions you have along the way.

Best of all, our Business Concierge service is free for those who register their business name with us. So why not get started today?

Get in touch with our friendly Namecorp support team today.

There’s no need to agonise over business name registration – Namecorp can help you get it done quickly, smoothly, and without any messy paperwork. We have a team of business experts with decades of experience dealing with ASIC and the Australian government, so we know exactly what needs to be done to get your business name registered. Learn more about our services here.


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