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ABN, ACN, business management

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

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 number

Provides detailed information about the ABN, a single identifier for all business dealings with the tax office and for dealings with other government departments and agencies

Australian Taxation Office

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 company numbers

Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) page with information about Australian Company numbers and where they must appear.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Australian Small Business Commissioner

Provides tailored information and assistance for small businesses, including dispute resolution, starting and growing a business, and family business.

Office of the Australian Small Business Commissioner

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


iPad and Android - Creating an emergency management and recovery plan can help your business recover from unpredictable situations.

Department of Industry


iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android - Search for details on registered organisations in the New Zealand Companies Office (NZCO) and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) company and business names registers.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR)

Lets you check that the used goods you are buying, like a car, boat or machinery – almost anything except real estate – doesn't have a security interest over it. It also provides additional protection for businesses that lease or supply goods, in the event that a debtor defaults or goes bankrupt.

Australian Financial Security Authority

Published notices

Publishes notices, including insolvency and external administration-related notices, including company deregistration.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Running your company

Information for companies about running a company and complying with the Corporations Act.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Starting a company

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.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Thinking of starting a business provides a how-to guide and a list of issues to consider when you're thinking of starting a business.

Department of Industry

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