Welcome to the Australian Government Business Registration Service.

Here you can apply for your key business and tax registrations in one place.

Not sure which registrations you need? Use our Help me decide tool to help you work it out. Help – Business Registration Service.

Register your business.

If you’re a new business, register here for an Australian Business Number (ABN). Registering for an ABN is free and you can register for a business name or taxes at the same time.

Only need a business name? Apply here.

Resume or track your application.

Register for GST & other taxes.

If you already have an ABN, register here for other taxes like PAYG, GST and FBT.

Register a company.

Register your company, apply for a company name and get an ACN here.

Help for your business.

Starting a business?

Our Starting a business guide will take you through each step of starting a business and help you understand what’s ahead.

Licences & permits.

Find the licences and permits that apply to your business type, industry and location.

Grants & assistance for your business.

Use our search tool to find grants, funding or assistance programs to help your business grow and succeed.

Help topics.

Business Registration Service.

The Australian Government Business Registration Service combines a number of key government business and tax registration forms in one place.

We have forms for new businesses, existing businesses returning to apply for tax registrations or businesses who simply need myGovID account. See below for more details:

New business.

Use the New business form if you need a new Australian Business Number (ABN). You can apply here for your ABN together with any of the following registrations:

Business name* Goods and Services Tax (GST) Australian company Pay as You Go (PAYG) withholding Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) Luxury Car Tax (LCT) Fuel Tax Credits (FTC) Wine Equalisation Tax (WET)

*You can also apply for business name on its own if you:

already have an ABN already have an ABN reference number operate only on Christmas or Cocos Island apply as a joint venture.

Apply for tax registrations.

Use the Apply for tax registrations form if you already have an ABN, but need to apply for one or more tax registration.

You can use your myGovID account to apply for GST, PAYG withholding, FBT, LCT, FTC and WET.

Can I register Norfolk Island businesses here?

Yes. Norfolk Island businesses can use the New business form to apply for the following business registrations:

ABN Business name Australian company — if operating on the Australian mainland PAYG withholding FBT.

Norfolk Island businesses do not need to register for GST, LCT, FTC or WET.

Norfolk Island companies are registered with the Norfolk Island Registry.

However, if your Norfolk Island company is or will be operating on the Australian mainland, you’ll need to register as a foreign company with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC).

Find out about registering foreign companies on the ASIC website.

Can I update my details or apply for renewals here?

Not at the moment. To update or renew your registrations you’ll need to refer to the correspondence you receive confirming your registration.

If you can’t find your correspondence, visit the following agency websites to:

update your company details or annual statements on the ASIC website update or renew your business name on the ASIC website update your tax details for your ABN, GST, PAYG, TFN, FBT, LCT, FTC, WET registrations on the ATO website.

Can I apply here for state licences or permits?

No. You’ll still need to find and apply for your business licences and permits on the Australian Business Licence & Information Service (ABLIS) website.

Where do I go for help?

If you have a question about the form or how your registrations are progressing, contact business.gov.au on 13 28 46.

Register your business.

Use this form if you need a new Australian Business Number (ABN). You can apply here for your ABN together with any of the following registrations:

Business name* Goods and Services Tax (GST) Australian company Pay as You Go (PAYG) withholding Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) Luxury Car Tax (LCT) Fuel Tax Credits (FTC) Wine Equalisation Tax (WET)

*You can also apply for business name on its own if you:

already have an ABN already have an ABN reference number operate only on Christmas or Cocos Island apply as a joint venture.

You can register these types of companies here:

Proprietary limited companies (also known as private companies) – the most common company structure used by small businesses Public companies limited by shares or guarantee Public companies with no liability Special purpose companies (not for profit, home unit/body corporate, superannuation trustee)

To register a private or public company that’s unlimited (where the liability of shareholders is unlimited), you need to apply:

by contacting the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC), or through a business service provider.

Resume or track your application.

You can resume unfinished applications, track the status of applications and search for specific applications through your application summary.

To access your application summary, you need to select the type of application form you have started or submitted:

New business application.

If you’ve started or submitted an application for a new business registration such as a new ABN or business name, resume your application or track its progress by clicking on the first option.

Additional taxes.

If you already have an ABN and have started or submitted an application for additional taxes, continue your application or view its status by clicking on the second option.

Register for taxes.

Use this form if you already have an ABN, but need to apply for one or more tax registrations.

You can use your myGovID (attached to your ABN) to apply for:

Goods and Services Tax (GST) Pay as You Go (PAYG) withholding Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) Luxury Car Tax (LCT) Fuel Tax Credits (FTC) Wine Equalisation Tax (WET).

Register a company.

Use this form if you need to register one of these company types:

Proprietary limited company (also known as a private company) – the most common company structure used by small businesses Public company limited by shares or guarantee Public company with no liability Special purpose company (not for profit, home unit/body corporate, superannuation trustee).

To register a private or public company that’s unlimited (where the liability of shareholders is unlimited), you need to apply:

by contacting the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC), or through a business service provider.