Your business gateway for a range of government information and services

The business.gov.au website is an online government resource for the Australian business community. It provides a wide range of online services and information helping new and existing businesses comply with government requirements more simply and conveniently.

The types of information available on the website include Federal, State, Territory and Local Government information on: starting a business, taxation, licensing and legislation, grants and financial assistance.

The website is continuously being improved and progressively offers more online transactions in response to business needs.

business.gov.au also provides a number of tools and services which can help business operators and intermediaries, such as business advisors or accountants. These include:

ABN lookup - this service allows businesses to look up and verify ABN, GST and Charity information on registered Australian businesses.

There are a number of tools available to make this automated.

Transaction Manager - a tool to find, manage and complete transactions at all levels of government from registering for an ABN, applying for permits and licences, to paying rates.

Content Syndication - an easy and cost free way to publish and maintain business.gov.au information on your website. There are over 70 local Councils who currently use business.gov.au's content syndication service to provide their own local business portal. Local staff do not need to worry about maintaining and updating information as this is done centrally by the business.gov.au team.

Local councils wishing to use the content syndication service should email the Syndication Team at syndication@business.gov.au for further information.