Guidelines for ministerial consent-restricted words and expressions-order of the eastern star

‘Order of the Eastern Star’ is a restricted expression under Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Names Determination.

Criteria for the assessment of applications

Applicants seeking Ministerial consent to the use of 'Order of the Eastern Star’ in a proposed business name will need to provide written confirmation from the Order of the Eastern Star that the Order does not oppose the applicant’s registration of the business name.

Further links


Business Names Registration Act 2011

This Act details the legislative framework for business names in Australia.

Business Names Registration (Availability of Names) Determination 2015


This Determination provides the rules for determining whether proposed business names are identical or nearly identical, restricted words and expressions, and the kinds of names that are undesirable.

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Last updated: 30/04/2014 12:00