Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) page with information about Australian Company numbers and where they must appear.
Information about bank accounts and how to use them smartly to save money. Also includes information about the Government guarantee on deposits.
Find out about registering a business name in Australia. A National Business Names Registration System managed by ASIC has replaced the state and territory registers.
Buying your first home is both exciting and nerve-wracking. It is a major decision that takes lots of planning and research, and careful budgeting. Follow the MoneySmart tips to help you get started.
It's hard to imagine life without a mobile phone, but it can cost you a bomb if you buy the wrong phone or plan. Follow these MoneySmart tips to get a mobile phone deal you can afford.
Provides handy financial calculators, tools and apps to help you save, budget, invest, borrow money and sort out your superannuation.
Provides steps to consolidate your super into a single fund.
The end of a relationship can be an emotional and traumatic time. Simple steps to organise your income, super, wills and insurance and where to get advice after a relationship breakdown.
Provides tips for sensible money management to give your family the reassurance of financial security. Includes links to teaching your kids about money; and relationships and money.
Do a free search for money that you may have lost in an old Australian bank account, shares, life insurance policy or super fund. Also tells you how to lodge a claim.
The ASIC Gazette is published each Tuesday by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). It contains private company notices including instruments, notices of variation, changes of company type, company reinstatements and company deregistrations.
The Business Gazette is published each Tuesday by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). It contains private company notices advertised by companies under the Corporations Act 2001.
Tips on budgeting and money management when you are having a baby.
Calculates how much tax you will pay on your employment income this year and your marginal tax rate.
Provides financial guidance especially written for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Includes budgeting and saving, borrowing money, mobile phones, superannuation, scams and warnings, wills and more.
Explains what to look for in insurance products so you can find the right policy for your needs. Includes links to information about car, life, travel, health, funeral, pet and home and contents insurance.
Explains how to go about insuring your home and contents; and how to make a claim.
Provides information to guide you through the basic principles of investing and how to find a good financial adviser.
Provides tips on dealing with the ups and downs of life, from buying a house or car to losing your job. There is also information tailored for special groups of people such as the under 25s and the over 55s.
Losing your partner changes your life, and money matters may seem unimportant at the time. Provides advice on how to cope with the loss of your partner.
Be tax savvy. Provides guidance on what makes some investments more tax-effective than others such as shares, property, bonds and super.
By teaching kids how to handle money from an early age, you give them the essential knowledge and skills to make wise financial decisions throughout their lives This website includes resources to support Phase 1 of the new Australian Curriculum.
The MoneySmart mortgage calculator shows how much you can afford to borrow and what your home loan repayments will be. It can also show your repayments if interest rates change.
Provides information about National consumer credit regulation, registration and licensing.
Want to know how to stay safe when you shop online? Moneysmart provides a few simple tips.
By the time you are 55, you might be thinking about retirement and what to do once you stop working. Check these MoneySmart prompts to help you review your finances and make some decisions.
General advice on the differences between a company structure and an incorporated association. Before you register your organisation, you should consider what structure best suits your organisation's purposes.
Are you moving in with someone, opening a joint account, or starting a joint loan or investment? It pays to go into love and money matters with your eyes open.
Information for companies about running a company and complying with the Corporations Act.
Provides guidance about cash flow, tax, retirement savings and income protection for people who are self-employed.
Provides an information sheet setting out the steps involved in starting a company; what you need to know, for example, when choosing your name and sending ASIC the right form.
Provides information on superannuation, self-managed superannuation and retirement income streams. Includes calculators and planners.
Learn how to manage your money so that you can do the things you want. Includes links to tools and quizzes to help under 25's with personal finances.
Find out how you can give instructions to your family about your legal and medical preferences should you fall ill or lose the capacity to make those decisions yourself.