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business.gov.au puts the needs of businesses first. It’s a single entry point for the Australian business community to access information from all 3 levels of government. 

We make it easier for you to find information. We collate information and resources from government into 1 website to reduce the number of websites you need to visit.

The business.gov.au website has been online for over 20 years and is regularly updated to meet the needs of businesses. It is the Australian Government’s primary website for the business community.

Our website is for everyone in the Australian business community, including start-ups, small and medium businesses, family enterprises and business advisers.

Our vision is that business.gov.au is your first port of call when you have questions about starting, running or growing a business in Australia.

Information on business.gov.au


When we write information on the website, we make sure we:

  • write in a way so that as many people as possible can understand and access it
  • provide practical, step-by-step information in plain English
  • aim for a year 9 reading level or lower
  • use examples, including case studies and customer stories, to bring our information to life
  • use techniques to make sure that business.gov.au ranks highly in search engines
  • test our information and tools with real businesses
  • ensure our information is reviewed for accuracy by relevant government agencies
  • update the website continuously to make sure the information is current and relevant to our audience

Please get in touch with us if you see broken links or inaccurate or out-of-date information.

Services and tools on business.gov.au


business.gov.au has a number of free tools and resources to help you and your business succeed. We provide:

  • a guide to help you start a business
  • information about planning and marketing a business, employing people and more
  • news articles announcing new grant opportunities, reminders about running a business, and available workshops and events
  • email updates delivered directly to your inbox so that you get the latest news, opportunities, business information and events and workshops

We also have search tools to help you find:

Policies and legal information


Content and social media policy

We use the business.gov.au content and social media policy to make decisions about what we publish on our website and social media channels.

If you’d like us to promote or publish information, please read our policy before sending a content request

Accessibility

We’re committed to making business.gov.au as accessible and usable as possible.

We aim to meet the Australian Government Digital Service Standard, which includes the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) standard at level AA.

You can contact us for assistance if you need help accessing our information.

Website availability

We frequently upgrade our website to make sure our users get the best experience possible. You can find out when we’re performing maintenance on our service availability page.

Who manages business.gov.au?


The business.gov.au website is a service of the Business Entry Point Initiative.

The Initiative is funded by the Australian Government and coordinated by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS). Our website goes hand-in-hand with the business experts at our Contact Centre.

Read our Australian Government services brochure [1.42 MB] and find out how DIIS supports businesses.

Can I link to business.gov.au from my website?


Yes! You’re welcome to link to business.gov.au from other business-related websites.

Check our copyright page for more information.

Feedback – compliments, complaints, suggestions


Feedback includes compliments, complaints, suggestions or any information about our:

  • website, web chat, phone or digital channels
  • program delivery
  • face-to-face services

You can provide feedback using our online feedback form or by calling us on 13 28 46.