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Businesses – The Australian Government's principal business resource

Gives you access to government business information and services. Includes planning, starting, running a 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 - Lodge company documents online

You can use the ASIC online lodgement service to check and change company details, review annual statements, invoices and other documents, lodge forms and receive email alerts.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

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

AusTender - The Australian Government Tender System

Provides centralised publication of Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans, multi-use lists and contracts awarded. You must be a registered user to download tender documents, receive business opportunities and addenda notifications and lodge tenders.

Department of Finance

Australian Business Licence and Information Service

Find out which government licences and registrations apply to your business. ABLIS helps you find the government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines you need to know about to meet your compliance responsibilities.

Department of Industry

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

Australian Disability Enterprises

Encourages buying from commercial businesses that provide work opportunities for people with disability across Australia. The enterprises operate across a wide range of industries covering everything from graphic design, printing, and metal fabrication through to packaging, recycling and landscaping.

Department of Social Services

Best Practice Guides

Assist small to medium-sized businesses in implementing best practice initiatives. Working at best practice helps employers and employees achieve happier, fairer and more productive workplaces.

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 Consultation

The Business Consultation website gives you more 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 events Australia

Provides tools and information about Australia as a sustainable business events destination. Includes link to an events calendar, where you can find out about business events and consumer events scheduled to be held across Australia in the coming years.

Tourism Australia

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

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - Keep up to date with latest business news, search for an ABN, find information on a wide range of business topics.

Department of Industry 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

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

Contains details for Commonwealth, state, territory and local governments and for business associations. You can search by the name of an organisation, key words or browse an alphabetical list.

Department of Industry

Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Programme

Provides practical support to Australian businesses through business management, research connections and commercialising ideas.

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

IP for business

When you start a business, look at the ways you can use intellectual property to give you an advantage. Information in this section assists both new and old business owners in everything from business planning to franchising.

IP Australia


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


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