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Please note that while you can reserve any type of company that eCompanies can ONLY register Proprietary Limited companies
Proprietary Limited companies are by far the most common type of company and are almost always used for normal businesses
You should first check that your name is available using the 'check name' button to the right of the form field.
A company name may not contain certain reserved words, eg ANZAC or BANK without special consent from the relevant body. Offensive words are also disallowed. You can see the list of restrictions
in this document
Words not found in the Macquarie dictionary are allowed but it may mean that your order is flagged for manual approval. Manual approvals take place during standard business hours.
If you do not wish to choose a name, select use ACN and ASIC will use the ACN allocated to the company upon registration as the name along with the selected legal elements.
eg ACN 123 123 123 PTY LTD.
All options presented in the dropdown box are legally equivalent. The selected legal elements will appear on the end of your chosen company name.
eg MY COMPANY PTY. LTD.
If your proposed company name is identical to a registered business name you must supply the details with your company registration.
If you are unsure you can check identical names by searching the business name index.
To find your ABN or state business number required to complete this section, perform a search of the business name index
If you are not the owner of the state business name(s) then you are not allowed to register a company with this name.
Business name registration was nationalised by ASIC from May 28th, 2012. Prior to this date business names were registered in each state that
the entity was carrying on a business. Under the old system the business name was assigned a business registration number with each state having
a different format.
Business names registered under the new national system are identified by an ABN (Australian Business Number).
If your business name was registered under the national system with ASIC after May 28th 2012 then you will need to enter your ABN here.