Company Name Search

ASIC Company Name Search

It is important before registering a company in Australia that you perform a company name search on the ASIC register to check the availability of the proposed name. Luckily, this step in the process is really simple and can be completed online in only a matter of seconds.

How will ASIC determine company name availability?

When checking the availability of a company name, ASIC:

  • disregards “a”, “an” or “the” from the beginning of the name
  • removes plural form
  • omits punctuation marks and spaces
  • ignores the legal elements; and
  • treats words with the same meaning as an identical form of that word (e.g. company, coy and co are considered the same)

There are also a number of words and expressions that are restricted for use meaning you can’t register that company name without consent. In order to use these words or expressions in your company name, the applicant will need to apply for ministerial consent and pay an application fee. You can view these words and expressions on the ASIC website.

What will happen if my name is not available but I lodge the application for company registration anyway?

If your proposed company name is too similar to an existing business name or company name, ASIC will reject your application for company registration.

What about Trademark and Domain Name availability?

It is important to note when registering a company in Australia that the ASIC company name check tool does not search the Trademark or Domain Name registers. It is advisable before choosing your company name that you independently search these registers.

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Company Changes
Overview

Patricia Holdings provides an extensive range of services to ensure any changes you make to your company are minuted properly and lodged with ASIC. We provide you with the documents you need and we also notify ASIC of the changes so you can focus on your business. 

We also offer more involved secretarial services including Company Deregistrations, Change of Company Name, Share Cancellations, Share Conversions/Divisions. Capital Reductions and Company Register Reconstructions. 

If the changes you'd like to make are not listed below, please contact our business support team to discuss how we might be able to help.

Basic Company Changes: From $110 incl GST

Changes to Officeholders - appointment and resignations of Directors and Secretaries

Changes of Addresses - Registered Office and Principal Place of Business, Officeholder and Member details

Share Transfers

Share Issues

Additional Secretarial Services:

Share Buy Back

Share Cancellations

Adoption of new Company Constitution

Change of Company Name

Company Deregistration

Company Name Reservation

Production of a Common Seal

Company Register Reconstruction

Conversion to Sole Person Company

Share Conversions

Share Divisions

Capital Reductions

Company Registration Australia

Company registration in Australia is easy with our online company incorporation platform. Let us help you register a company in a few simple steps. We've been registering Australian companies since 1968. In addition to registering a standard proprietary company, Patricia Holdings is able to register an extensive range of Australian company types to suit your requirements. 

All companies are registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and we provide you with the company's Certificate of Registration and a compliant Company Register that includes a Constitution drafted and regularly reviewed by Corporations Law specialists. 

Our document folders come in white as standard and also available in a deluxe black.

Our direct link with ASIC means Patricia Holdings can normally register a company for you in as little as 10 minutes. 

The following is a list of company types which we can provide for you:

  • Standard Pty Ltd Company

    from$725
    (INCL ASIC FEE $538 & GST)

    Standard private company incorporations are better known as Pty (Proprietary) Ltd (Limited) Companies. Patricia Holdings can normally register a standard Pty Ltd company for you in 10 minutes. 

  • SMSF Trustee Company

    from$725
    (INCL ASIC FEE $538 & GST)

    This type of proprietary company is registered through ASIC as a company whose sole purpose is to act as the Trustee of a regulated Superannuation Fund (such as an SMSF). Notified to ASIC as a Special Purpose Company it attracts a reduced rate on the Annual Fee payable to ASIC.

  • Not-For-Profit Pty Ltd Company

    from$725
    (INCL ASIC FEE $538 & GST)

    This type of proprietary limited (Pty Ltd) company is registered with ASIC as a company whose sole purpose is to pursue charitable purposes. Notified to ASIC as a Special Purpose Company it attracts a reduced rate on the Annual Fee payable to ASIC.

  • Home Unit Company

    from$1291.50
    (INCL ASIC FEE $538 & GST)

    This company is registered to purchase property under a Company Title scheme with a constitution that contains relevant sections relating to specific aspects such as the plans of the property, by-laws and lot entitlement tables. Notified to ASIC as a Special Purpose Company it attracts a reduced rate on the Annual Fee payable to ASIC.

  • Limited By Guarantee Company

    from$938.00
    (INCL ASIC FEE $443 & GST)

    This type of business structure is appropriate for not-for-profit or charitable organisations. Public Companies Limited by Guarantee can usually apply for taxation concessions through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), such as Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) endorsement if they wish to operate as a charity.

  • Unlisted Public Company

    from$1033.00
    (INCL ASIC FEE $538 & GST)

    An unlisted public company can have unlimited shareholders and can offer shares to the public, but they are not yet listed on a prescribed financial market (eg. the ASX).

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