• Other trading name details

    This screen enables you to view your other trading names.

    A trading name is a name used by a business that may or may not be a registered business name. Businesses may have more then one trading name.

    A business name is one that is registered to an entity and appears on the Business Names Register established by ASIC under Section 22 of the Business Names Registration Act 2011. Business names are registered and managed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

    Existing trading names can be updated via the Business Portal for taxation purposes such as activity statements, but these changes will not appear on the Australian Business Register or the Business Names Register with ASIC.

    To update your trading name for activity statement purposes, you can complete a new mail message using the ‘Registrations’ mail message topic.


    For more information on how to register for or update a business name, visit ASIC.

    For more information about the terms displayed on this screen, refer to Definitions.


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