How can I add complex names in document forms and individual profiles?
For fields where only a single name can be entered
If the person’s first, middle or last name contains a space, separate the names with commas.
Example: Kerry Anne Susan Mc Donald should be entered as Kerry Anne, Susan, Mc Donald
For fields where only multiple names can be entered
If the person’s first, middle or last name contains a space, separate the names with commas. Multiple individuals can be separated by semicolons.
Example: Kerry Anne Susan Mc Donald and John Paul Smith should be entered as Kerry Anne, Susan, Mc Donald; John Paul Smith
ASIC validation rules
The validation rules and character limits (max characters accepted for names in EDGE) applied to names by ASIC are as follows:
- Last name - mandatory, max length 30 characters
- First given name - mandatory, max length 20 characters
- Second given name - optional, max length 20 characters
- Third given name (which is considered as a middle name) - optional, max length 20 characters
ASIC accepts spaces in any of the above names, so you'll be able to submit names with a space when lodging documents with ASIC via the NowInfinity portal.
However, there are limitations within EDGE when finding names if they have spaces, so from time to time, a lodgement may be rejected if the name can't be found in EDGE at a later stage.
Therefore, we recommend not using spaces in First names unless it can't be avoided.
This feature is available in the following Document Interview forms:
Form 484 C1
Form 484 C2
Form 484 C3
484 Extended Form
Issue of Units
Transfer of Units
Register Standard Company