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Expertise & advice

WorkSafe Victoria

This organisation provides Victorian small and medium businesses and sole traders with contractors with free work, health and safety advisory services.

Expertise & advice

SafeWork NSW

This organisation provides NSW small businesses or sole traders with free work, health and safety advisory services.

Grants & assistance

Australian Trusted Trader

  • Open

Provides Australian businesses involved in importing and exporting with an accreditation which enables them to streamline and simplify customs processes.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have been active in the international supply chain for at least two years
  • be financially solvent.

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Change & growth

Small business tax concessions

Small business tax concessions are available whether you operate your business as a sole trader, partnership, company or trust.

Change & growth

Can I employ staff?

Yes, you can employ staff as both a sole trader and company business structure.



Learn how to set up a bookkeeping system, manage your cash flow and prepare for tax time.


Business structures and types

Thinking of starting your own business? You’ll need to look at the different business structure types and work out which one best suits your needs.



Read our tax topic for information on the how taxation applies to business, including taxation and your employees, income tax, land tax, GST, capital gains tax, rates and tax deductions.