Find out what registrations, licences and permits you need to start or grow your business.
The Government is making it easier to start a business by streamlining business registration.
We’ve made it easier to register a new business online. With this Beta service, you can apply for key business and tax registrations using one form.
The decision to close a business is usually due to one of two reasons, you no longer want to run the business and have no one to pass it onto or the business is not making enough money to keep going. Whatever your reasons, closing your business can take time, depending on its size and complexity.
Our guides can help you with starting a business. Whether you're just thinking about it or you're ready to start, we can guide you every step of the way.
Valuing your business is an important step when selling or exiting your business, as it can help you decide on the selling price. Find out what you need to do to value your business and some useful methods to help calculate your value.
Business name registration
One of the first things you need to find out when you're starting a business is what laws will apply to you. Having the correct registrations, licences and permits is fundamental when running your business.
There are a number of taxes that you may be required to register for depending on the size and main activities of your business. When you registered for an ABN you may have also registered for some other taxes (such as GST). It’s important to check that you have all the right registrations in place. You may need to add or cancel registrations as your business grows and changes.
Registrations you will need to employ workers