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Licences and permits explained


Licences and permits either:

  • give your business approval to do an activity, or
  • help protect your business and employees

Types of licences and permits you may need

Licensing and permit requirements vary by state, local laws and by industry.

The licences and permits you’ll need depend on your:

  • business type
  • business activities
  • location

Search for licences and permits for your business type

Find all the licences and permits needed for your business on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS).

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