Update your ABN details

It's your responsibility to maintain your Australian business number (ABN) details.

You must update your details within 28 days of becoming aware of changes.

Updating your ABN details will ensure:

  • the right people have the right permissions to act on behalf of a business
  • government agencies have current information – for example, if emergency services need to contact businesses during natural disasters
  • you are ready for new government services when they become available.

How to update your ABN details

The fastest way to update your details is through ABR online services. Log in using myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM).

All changes made to your ABN online will take effect immediately.

Update your ABN

Alternatively, you can:

What can't be updated

You can't update:

  • business names
  • legal names for individuals and sole traders who need to contact the ATO directly
  • legal names for companies registered with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC).

Name changes made by the ATO and ASIC will update the ABR automatically.

Last modified
25 May 2020