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How to cancel your business name


If you don’t need your business name anymore, you'll need to tell the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC).

The ASIC website provides information on:

  • things to consider before you apply to cancel
  • step-by-step instructions to cancel your business name
  • details of what happens after you apply to cancel

Visit the ASIC website for more information on cancelling your business name.

Cancel your business name

You can cancel your business name online through the ASIC website. You’ll need:

What happens after you cancel


Once ASIC receives your request to cancel your business name, it will formally notify:

  • the business name holder of the cancellation
  • any other people in the business names register

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