How do I change the name on my PayPal account?

We can help you change the name on your PayPal Australia account if it's misspelled or if you've legally changed your name. However, it's not possible to change the name on your account to another person's name.

Here’s how to request a name change on your account:

  1. Go to your Settings .
  2. Click Security.
  3. Click Update next to "Password".
  4. Enter your current password.
  5. Enter your new password.
  6. Click Change Password.

We may ask you to provide supporting documents to complete your name change request. You can choose to upload or fax these documents to us. To help protect your information, we don't accept email attachments. Once we've received the required documents, we'll review your request and get back to you within 3 to 5 business days.