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How to Change a Registered Business Address in Australia

How to Change a Registered Business Address in Australia

What is a Registered Business Address?

A registered business address is the location where a business can be found or communicated with. Generally, this is a place of contact for correspondence and communication for suppliers, clients and other third parties. The main operations of a registered business address are:

  • Communicating with your customers
  • Opening business bank accounts / opening accounts with your suppliers and vendors
  • Registering your business domain name
  • Receiving statements, invoices, payments, and bills
  • Getting your business listed on search engines such as Google etc.

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A registered business address does not require to be at the same location as your registered office. A registered office differs to a registered business address mainly by being a place of correspondence for a businesses’ statutory mail.

Why You May Want to Change Your Registered Business Address

In Australia, your business address must be registered with an Australian Business Number (ABN) which helps identify your business. All ABN’s can be found publicly listed on the Australian Business Register (ABR). This means registering with your home address may not be the best thing to do as you risk unwanted strangers and cold callers turning up at your front door unannounced. This of course, may leave you and your family with some safety concerns and it would be appropriate to keep your home address off public records. On top of this, you could end up receiving tons of unwanted junk mail.

Of course, there may also be other reasons that you choose to change your business address. You may need to change your address due to a move in your physical location, or you may simply be after something a little more appealing and professional for your customers and clients. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to fix this and applying for a registered business with Servcorp can not only solve these issues, but help you succeed and grow your business.

How to Change a Registered Business Address?

If you make changes to your business such as your business structure, name, or contact details (including address), you need to tell all the stakeholders in your business and relevant agencies, organisations, and governments. These include:

  • The Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)
  • Australian Business Register (ABR)

All, which require you to report changes within 28 days and can be completed online.

You can make a change of address application through ASIC's website, ATO and ABR. It's important to keep your business address up to date so you receive information and avoid any late fees.

Changing Your Registered Business Address to a Servcorp Address

Lots of people are unaware that they can use a business address service, and when they are, they are often surprised to find out just how cost-effective they really are. Servcorp offers a variety of professional addresses to choose from, in turn allowing you to use the chosen address on your website, business collateral, and business registration. Of course, this will keep your home address off public records, which is a great bonus. On top of this, we offer the first month free and 20% off on 12-month contracts. To find out more and browse our addresses and locations, visit our virtual offices.

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