Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. Funding and incentives for business.
Austrade - Help for exporters
Australian Business Number (ABN)
Australian Business Register (ABR public)
Use the ABR public to apply for an ABN and register for GST. You can also register online for PAYG withholding and a business Tax File Number.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Australian Disputes Centre
Appointment of dispute resolvers
Australian Company Numbers (ACN)
Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Australian Direct Marketing Association
Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC)
Australian Tax Office (ATO) main website.
Australian Tax Office Business Portal
The Business Portal your entry point to the Tax Office's online services for business.
Australian Tax Office Booklets & Publications
Order publications about dealing with the Tax Office.
Bad debt prevention (credit checking services)
Bar Associations (legal)
Looking for a barrister
Business Activity Statement (BAS)
Australian Tax Office
Benchmarking Guides enable you to compare your performance and analyse the KPIs of your industry.
Business Entry Point
An online government resource providing business with a wide range of services and information about start-up, taxation, licensing and legislation, taxation compliance and licence applications.
Business Licence Information Service
The Business Licence Information Service (BLIS) can help you find state, local and federal government licences, permits, registrations and codes of practice.
Business names, registering
Consumer Price Index (CPI)
Company name, registering
Contractors vs employees
Credit check your rating
Department of Tourism Australia
Domain names, register
Export Finance and Insurance Corporation
Export help - Austrade
Franchising Code of Conduct
Franchising Council of Australia
Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT)
A guide for employers
Goods & Services Tax (GST)
A guide for small business
Government & business directory
Use the Business.gov site to find contact details and links to Australian government and business organisations.
Home based businesses
Governement guide to starting a home-based
Home Businesses and taxation
What you can claim
Intellectual Property, Trade marks
Mind Your Own Business (MYOB)
A list of people who can help with MYOB
Names, business, registering
Names, domain, availability
National Names Index
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has an index of Australian corporate and registered business names. You can search the index when you choose a new business name, or to check details of another business.
Pay As You Go (PAYG)
Quick Guide to PAYG Withholding tax for Business
PAYG and contractors
Public Speaking Skills
A basic paper record keeping system
Record Keeping Evaluation Tool
Find out what records your business should keep
Registering business names
Registering for GST
Self assessment, taxation
Key aspects of sole traders
A guide to super and your business
Tax Basics for Small Business
Visit the ATO site for the latest rules on taxation for small businesses
Tax File Number (TFN)
Apply for a TFN
Trade marks databases
IP Australia manages a number of databases that you can search for details of trade marks, including words and images, owner details, and goods and services claimed.
Withholding tax - (PAYG)
Women in business networks
There are lots of business women's networks around Australia. Check out this list or Google Women's Business Networks.