Get $12K+ in partner offers when you set up a company, trust or ABN View Marketplace Offers

Business Name Registration

Learn how to register a business name, how to check business name availability and more.

Can I register a company using an existing business name?

You can register a Company using an existing business name provided the owner of the business name is involved in the proposed Company as either an officer or member. Simply select ‘Yes’ to the question on our order form that asks whether the proposed Company name is identical to an existing business name and provide us with the ABN of the entity that owns the name.

The exact requirements will depend on the type of entity that owns the business name – the most common are below:

Sole Trader

If the business name is registered to the ABN of a sole trader, that individual will simply need to be an officer or member of the proposed Company.

Company

The business name owning company must be a member of the proposed Company (regardless of whether the directors of each company will be the same).

Trust

If the business name is registered to the ABN of a trust, we will require a copy of the trust deed as ASIC will need to view it in order to prove who the trustee of the trust is, and confirm that the trustee is involved in the proposed Company.

Partnership

If the business name is owned by a partnership, each member of the partnership must be involved in the proposed Company.

Business Name Registration

Learn more Get started

Patricia Holdings Business Name Registration
Patricia Holdings need more help

Can't find what you're looking for?

Chat now with an expert using our online chat if we're online,
give us a call or leave us a message and we'll get back to you.

UA-1602518-1