ASIC is working with the Australian Business Register (ABR) in preparation for the retirement of trading names.
From November 2018, all trading names will be removed from the ABN Lookup and only registered business names will continue to be listed.
Prior to the 2012 establishment of the national business names register, the ABR collected names used by entities to carry out their business activities and displayed them as trading names. Updates to trading names ceased in 2012.
To continue trading under a specific name it must be registered as a business name. After a business is successfully registered, it will appear on ASIC’s business names register and on the ABN Lookup.
For more information about how to register a business name, visit ASIC website. Or contact our office if you require our assistance.