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Hi – please note I am NOT an authority on this, nor an accountant.

But from my reading on the government websites this is my understanding.

IF there is already a Joe Blogs Shop in TAS and a Joe Blogs Shop in NSW, they will automatically be transferred to the national system but be listed as Joe Blogs Shop (TAS) and Joe Blogs Shop (NSW) in order to be national. However, no new names can be registered the same name no matter which state they are in.

If there is one name only, say in NSW, it will be transferred to the new system automatically but apply across Australia so no-one else can have that same name. eg Flying Solo

And apparently you will be able to register an ABN as well as a trading name at the same time.

That is just my understanding of it.