Business Name Search

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) manages a National Names Index, which is an index of corporate and business names, both federal and state.

It is very easy to use and provides results on business names (each state has its own business names register), both currently registered and expired business names, and registered, reserved and non registered company names (ie. PTY LTD).

The search results will match either the exact search query and or similar names. Click on this link for the ASIC Business Names Index.

I use it every time I am talking to a client about registering their business name or PTY LTD company. It reveals firstly whether it is registered. If the preferred name is registered clients can either change the name or modify it by adding a state name or other point of differentiation.

By David Maynard
My Tax Zone

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