How To Cancel Business Name In Australia

How To Cancel Business Name In Australia

  1. Before you cancel your business name:
    1. Log into your ASIC Connect account. Make sure your company’s name is associated with ASIC Connect. ASIC Connect account.
    2. To ensure you get your cancellation notices, keep your addresses up-to-date.
    3. Also, you must ensure you have the authority to represent an owner of business names.
  2. You can cancel your business’s name with ASIC Connect:
    1. Log into Your ASIC Connect account.
    2. Click on the Lodgements & Notifications tab, select the company name you want to cancel and select Cancel/Transfer for the business name.
    3. Check your transaction prior to confirmation.
  3. Change your business’s name via email: You can opt to cancel your company name via email if your renewal date has come and gone (this is checked through an Business Name Index search) as well as if ASIC has received the email no later than 30 days prior to the date of renewal. To change your business name:
    1. Do the Business Name Index search.
    2. Send an email request to When you send your request, you must include the following details including your company name as well as your previous state and registry number (if applicable) Your username, address for email, and the number of your phone (include the area code).
    3. ASIC will confirm that your email is acknowledged within five working days. The cancellation process starts approximately four weeks from the time the date for review has been reached, after which they will notify you of the intention to terminate.

Office Locations and Contacts

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

PO BOX 4000Gippsland Mail Centre
Victoria 3841

The Customer Contact Centre

  • 1300 300 630 Within Australia
  • + 61 3 5177 3988: outside Australia

Fax: (03) 5177 3999

ASIC Kiosks for self-service

ASIC is represented in every state and territory.


Level 2
2 Allsop Street
Canberra ACT 2600

GPO Box 9827
Canberra ACT 2600
DX 5696 Canberra


Level 5
100 Market Street
Sydney NSW 2000

GPO Box 9827
Sydney NSW 2001
DX 653 Sydney


Level 7
TIO Centre
24 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0800

GPO Box 9827
Darwin NT 0801


20th Floor, Commonwealth Bank Building
240 Queen Street
Brisbane Qld 4000

GPO Box 9827
Brisbane Qld 4001
DX 322 Brisbane


Level 7
100 Pirie Street
Adelaide SA 5000

GPO Box 9827
Adelaide SA 5001


Level 2, Telstra Centre
70 Collins Street
Hobart Tas 7000

GPO Box 9827
Hobart Tas 7001
DX Hobart, 195 Hobart


Level 7
120 Collins St
Melbourne Vic 3000

GPO Box 9827
Melbourne Vic 3001
DX 423 Melbourne


Level 1
11. Mounts Bay Road

GPO Box 9827
Perth WA 6001
DX 158 Perth

Processing Time

The cancellation will take two months before it becomes effective. The confirmation will be sent when the company’s name is cancelled.

External Links

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

How To Cancel Business Name In Australia
How To Cancel Business Name In Australia

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