Register your business
To make it official, you’ll need to register. This makes sure your business gets taxed at the right rate, avoids penalties and protects your brand and ideas.
Register a business name
A business name helps your customers identify your business from others. If your business name is different to your own name, you'll need to register it.
Register an ABN
An Australian Business Number (ABN) is unique to your business. Customers, suppliers and the Tax Office use this number to help identify your business. An ABN is free to register.
Register a company
A company is a legal entity in its own right. If you've decided a company is the right business structure for your business, you'll need to register.
Register licences and permits
From zoning laws to a food licence, the licences and permits you need will vary. They often depend on the location of your business and the industry you're in.