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You need to register a business name if you conduct business under a name other than your own. A business name, also known as a trading name, is a name or title under which a person, or other legal entity, carries on business. 

When you register a business name, you register it nationally. This means you can operate your business in any state or territory in Australia.

At the Australian Government's Business Registration website you can register a business name using one online form. The form will also:

  • tell you what information you need to complete your registration
  • allow you to save your progress and come back later
  • give you other helpful information related to business names
  • let you make other business registrations you may need.
You'll be taken to another website.