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Businesses – the Australian Government's principal business resource

Offers you simple and convenient access to all of the government information, forms and services you need. Includes planning, starting and growing your business. along with services such as ABN Look up, and GovForms for finding and managing government forms.

Department of Industry

ABN Lookup for an Australian business number

ABN Lookup is the public view of the Australian Business Register (ABR). It provides access to the publicly available information supplied by businesses when they register for an Australian business number (ABN).

Department of Industry

Apply for an Australian business number

An ABN is a unique 11 digit identifying number that businesses use when dealing with other businesses.  You can apply for an ABN or access and update your ABN details online.

Australian Taxation Office

ASIC – Search the registers for company information

Searching ASIC's registers will provide you with information on companies, business names, and people they register or licence, plus other matters including company information.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Australian Business Register (ABR)

The ABR stores details about businesses and organisations when they register for an Australian business number (ABN).  You can use the Register to identify and verify business information.  Incudes information about AUSkey, a secure login that identifies you when you access participating government online services for business.

Australian Taxation Office

Best practice guides

Assist small businesses and employees with a range of workplace issues such as flexible working arrangements and managing underperformance.

Fair Work Ombudsman


Provides tax information for businesses. Find out about registration, BAS, yearly reports and returns, payments to ATO and your tax obligations regarding your workers.

Australian Taxation Office

Business advice and support

Programmes include a range of advisory, information and research services to help meet individual business needs. The Single Business Service streamlines the way businesses can access industry information, grants and services.

Department of Industry

Business Consultation

Provides opportunities to be consulted about government policies and regulations that may affect you or your business. It allows you to register to receive notifications of new public consultations that are posted by government agencies.

Department of Industry

Business name registration

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.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission checklists

Are you new to business? The 'Starting your business checklist' covers many of the basic issues you need to consider. The checklists will be updated on a regular basis; please check that you have the latest version.

Department of Industry

Carbon tax price reduction obligation guidance

Aims to deter price exploitation and ensure all cost savings attributable to carbon tax repeal are passed through the supply chain for regulated goods.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Choosing a super fund

Provides information for employees about choosing a super fund or retirement savings account (RSA) that will receive their super contributions under the superannuation guarantee.

Australian Taxation Office

Directory of government and business associations

Lists contact details for federal, state, territory and local government agencies, and non-government associations that may be of assistance to businesses.

Department of Industry

Fuel schemes essentials

Provides credits and grants to reduce the costs of some fuels or provides a benefit to encourage the recycling of waste oils.

Australian Taxation Office

Insolvency notices

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) publication website for notices on insolvency and other matters. It provides a single point for searching almost all notices on external administration and company deregistration, formerly advertised in the print media.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission


iPad and Android - A successful marketing plan can help you reach your target market. The MarketMyBiz app provides a template, handy tips and planning tools to help you achieve your business goals.

Department of Industry


iPad and Android - Based on the planning guide and template, there are prompts and handy tips to help you develop a business plan that is tailored to your business.

Department of Industry

National Business Gateway

The national contact centre on 131 158 makes it easier for Australian businesses to do business with DHS.

Department of Human Services

Single Business Service

Provides an online presence, a contact centre and a face-to-face business facilitation network to link interested businesses with relevant programmes and services. Contact 13 28 46.

Department of Industry

Small business superannuation clearing house

A free online superannuation payments service that helps small businesses with 19 or less employees meet their superannuation guarantee obligations. Employers can register online and when it is time to make your superannuation contribution payments, this can be done in one transaction.

Australian Taxation Office

Stay Smart Online

Designed to help home users and small businesses to stay smart online with simple advice on how to secure computers, transact and interact safely online. Provides access to a range of information and resources including helpful top tips, fun quizzes, and guides.

Department of Communications

Truck Buyers Guide

Choosing a small or medium sized truck or commercial vehicle can be a complicated exercise. The guide provides a step by step guide to help you make a well informed choice that suits your business needs while minimising fuel consumption.

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

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