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Essential Australian business resources

By Intuit Australia

1 min read

Here’s our list of essential business resources you can draw on to build your best business.

Government resources

AusTender provides up-to-date information on public business opportunities advertised by various federal government departments.

Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) find the government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines needed to meet your compliance responsibilities.

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) ensures businesses comply with the Commonwealth competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws.

Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) regulates corporations, markets and financial services, including issuing Australian company numbers (ACNs) and managing business name registrations.

Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for all tax-related enquiries and Australian business numbers (ABNs).

Business.gov.au a government resource for the Australian business community. Offers access to all essential government information, forms and services.

Business.gov.au government agency contacts a checklist of Australian, state and territory government agencies you may need to contact when starting and growing a business.

Business.gov.au directory contact details for federal, state, territory and local government agencies, as well as non-government associations, that may be of assistance to businesses.

Digital Business learn more about how to develop an online presence.

Fair Work Ombudsman information and advice about Australia’s workplace rights and responsibilities.

AIP Australia all the information you’ll need to secure your intellectual property, including patents and trademarks.

Regional Development Australia (RDA) aims to enhance the growth and development of regional Australia.


State government business resources

New South Wales Government

Queensland Government

South Australian Government

Tasmanian Government

Victorian Government


Other resources

Dynamic Business news, advice and information geared towards small businesses.

Flying Solo discussion forums, information, advice and inspiration for Australian business owners.

Law For You plain English legal information and a contact directory for finding a lawyer to suit your needs.

Power Retail news, white papers, webinars and more for e-commerce businesses.

Small Business Mentoring Service an incorporated not-for-profit association in Victoria, that offers one-to-one mentoring sessions.

Information may be abridged and therefore incomplete. This document/information does not constitute, and should not be considered a substitute for, legal or financial advice. Each financial situation is different, the advice provided is intended to be general. Please contact your financial or legal advisors for information specific to your situation.

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