Biruta Trifon
Biruta Trifon at Summer Hill Flair For Hair

How do I change my business name?


I need to change my business name but I don't know how to go about it. Can anyone point me in the right direction? 


Top voted answer
Steve Osborne

Steve Osborne, director at Stephen Roger Osborne

Assuming you want to continue trading while you make the transition as quickly as possible, I suggest the following steps:

1. Register the new name at ASIC; register domain
​2. Prepare new identity – logo, stationery etc
3. Create interim website – something that will suffice while ongoing development takes place
4. Select change-over date
5. Send out message to customers advising of change
6. Change signage
7. Reopen the following day

Hope this helps. On the other hand, if all you want to do is transfer the name and assets of one business to another, register the new name and talk to your accountant.


Wendy Huang

Wendy Huang, Full Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes

Great answer Steve, clear and easy to understand!