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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.
Building approval is required for most developments in the Australian Capital Territory to ensure building complies with building laws, including the Building Code of Australia. Information on the page includes links to exemptions information and building approval information pack.
The process of applying for Australian citizenship varies depending on your eligibility. Based on your answers to a series of questions, the Citizenship Wizard will give you information about what to do and how to apply for Australian citizenship.
The Australian Disability Parking Scheme is gradually being implemented across Australia from September 2010, to streamline the distribution and use of disability parking permits. Australian Disability Parking Permits will be recognised in all states and territories. A list of relevant authorities in your state or territory authority is available for enquiries about permit applications, cost, eligibility and permit use.
An ETA is an electronically stored authority equivalent to a visa. If you are planning a holiday visit or a short business trip to Australia, you will need to apply for either a visa or an ETA which allows you to spend up to 3 months in Australia.
An eVisitor is an electronically stored authority for travel to Australia. An eVisitor is designed for people who are outside Australia and want to visit Australia for tourism or business purposes. You can apply for an eVisitor online and do not need to visit a departmental office. You will not receive a stamp or label in your passport, however you will be provided with a confirmation email for your records.
Access a range of licences, permits and application forms administered by Northern Territory Government agencies.
If you want to export or import hazardous waste, or move it in or out of Australia (transit) you must apply for a permit to do so.
If you wish to conduct research or any commercial activity in a Commonwealth Park or Reserve, or carry out certain recreational or other activities, you need a permit. Activities must be consistent with the Management Plan for the park or reserve in which the activity is to be conducted.
When you apply for an Australian passport you will need to provide original documents which confirm your Australian citizenship and your identity.
Need a passport urgently? Ask about the Priority Processing Service when you lodge your application.
Lost or stolen passports must be reported as soon as practicable after you become aware of the loss or theft.
Find out about Queensland public transport concessions for pensioner concession, seniors card and gold repatriation card holders; discounts for children and students; and free travel for children under 5 years of age, Vision Impairment Travel Pass holders and the attendant carer of a Companion Card holder.
The School Entry Point allows school representatives to apply for funding.
Australia regulates the loading and dumping of waste at sea under the Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981 (the Sea Dumping Act). The Sea Dumping Act also fulfils Australia's international obligations under the London Protocol to prevent marine pollution by controlling dumping of wastes and other matter. Permits are required for all sea dumping operations including dumping off vessels, platforms or other man-made structures and for burials at sea.
If you are a temporary visitor or permanent migrant, you can apply for a tax file number (TFN) online. Applications can be made at any time if you are in Australia and you have a visa that allows work rights, a visa that allows permanent migration, or a valid visa to stay in Australia indefinitely.
The Visa Wizard can help you find the Australian visa most likely to meet your specific circumstances. The Visa Wizard includes the most common Australian visas, but does not include every visa.