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If your business name has been cancelled within the last 6 months and you want to use it again, you can make a request to ASIC to restore it, online.

If more than 6 months have passed since the cancellation, you won't be able to restore. If you still want the name and it's available, you'll need to register it.


  • the business name holder or their authorised representative.

What you need

  • your contact details, including email and phone number
  • the business name 
  • the ABN number.

How to request

  1. Select the 'Request online' button.
  2. Complete the online form.
  3. Upload your documents (if applicable).
  4. Select 'Submit'.
  5. Record your reference number (it will be required if you need to contact ASIC).

More information

  • the online form must be completed in one session – it can't be saved
  • if the business name holder applied to cancel the name, you can't restore it.
Last updated: 18 April 2023
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