business.gov.au which provides access to government business information and services. Information includes planning, starting, running and exiting a business along with services such as ABN Look up to search for publicly available ABN details, and GovForms for finding and managing government forms.
An ABN (Australian Business Number) is an 11 digit identifier that makes it easier for businesses and all levels of government to interact. You do not have to have an ABN, but having one will avoid having amounts withheld from payments to you; and make it easier to register for GST and other business tax registrations such as PAYG withholding. You can apply for an ABN (Australian Business Number) or access and update your ABN details online.
ABN Lookup provides access to the publicly available information provided by businesses when they register for an Australian Business Number (ABN).
The Australian Business Register (ABR) is the central collection, storage and verification system for basic business identity information from all entities with an Australian Business Number (ABN). When a business applies for and receives an ABN, the business details from their application become part of the ABR.
The free registers of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) provide information about companies and people they register or licence plus other matters.
AusTender provides centralised publication of Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans, multi-use lists and contracts. You need to be a registered user of AusTender to download tender documents, receive business opportunities and addenda notifications and lodge tenders.
The Australian Government's procurement information system, AusTender, provides centralised publication of Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans, multi-use lists and contracts awarded.
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.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has produced Best Practice Guides to 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.
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.
Developed by Tourism Australia, 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.
A new National Business Names Registration System has replaced the state and territory registers. All business name registrations are now managed by ASIC. Business names registered under state and territory registers have been transferred to the new system.
Are you new to business? To help you get started, the Australian Government has developed a 'Starting your business checklist' covering many of the basic issues you need to consider. The checklist will be updated on a regular basis; please check that you have the latest version.
Links to the Australian Taxation Office index page for businesses which provides tax information for businesses including resources and services and other key tax issues.
The Australian Government has introduced a carbon price that will apply from 1 July 2012. Under the scheme, a carbon price will apply to certain greenhouse emissions. The purpose of this guide is to help you understand your rights and obligations as a business operator when making claims about the impact of a carbon price.
Many employees are now able to choose the super fund or retirement savings account (RSA) that will receive their super contributions under the superannuation guarantee. This Australian Taxation Office page provides further information for employees.
Search the Consumer and business directory for the contact details of over 1600 private, community and government organisations.
This directory contains details for federal, state, territory and local governments and for business associations. You can search by the name of an organisation, by key words or you can choose from an alphabetical list.
Enterprise Connect provides comprehensive support to Australian small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), to help them become more innovative, efficient and competitive. Through Manufacturing Centres and Innovation Centres, a national network of services and support is provided for eligible SMEs to access expert, practical advice and support tailored to their individual firms.
This site gives an overview of how businesses can cut their fuel costs by registering for fuel tax credits. The site also provides useful links and information that will assist employers in completing the fuel tax credit labels on their business activity statements.
GovForms is a single entry point for businesses to quickly and conveniently find, manage and complete the forms online with all levels of government - everything from registering for an ABN, applying for licences, to simply paying your rates.
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.
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.
iPad - 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.
iPad - Based on the business.gov.au planning guide and template, there are prompts and handy tips to help you develop a business plan that is tailored to your business.
The national contact centre makes it easier forAustralian businesses to do business with DHS. Phone 131 158.
The Small Business Superannuation Clearing House is 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.
Standard business reporting (SBR) is a multi-agency initiative that will simplify business-to-government reporting.
This site is designed to help home users and small businesses to stay smart online. It has simple advice on how to secure computers, transact and interact safely online and provides access to a range of information and resources including helpful top tips, fun quizzes, and guides.
The Taskforce examined and reported on areas where regulatory reform can provide significant immediate gains to business. This site provides information about the activities of the Taskforce and public submissions to the Taskforce.
iPad and Android - The track record of achievement provides the profiles on Australian companies and people who have the knowledge, global experience and vision in creating major sporting events.
The Truck Buyers Guide can help business owners who require a small-medium sized truck, but do not have a detailed knowledge of truck specifications and performance. It provides a step by step guide to help you make a well informed choice that suits your business needs while minimising fuel consumption.