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Check business name availability

What is a check Business Name Availability search?

This search allows you to check if a business name is available for registration.

Where can I find it?

As of 28 May 2012, you will be able to search the Business Names Index by selecting the 'Search business names register' tab located on the ASIC connect homepage.

What information will I see for free?

You will see for free whether a business name is available. The availability of a business name will be indicated by a green, amber or red result:

  • green – the business name is available for registration;
  • amber- manual decision  is required by an ASIC staff member; or
  • red – the business name is unavailable. 

When should I check if a name is available?

Before you apply to register a business name, you should check if the business name is available for registration. Your proposed name will be rejected if it is considered identical to an already existing business name, or if it fails to meet a names test. 

Find out more about business name availability.