offers you simple and convenient access to all the government information,
transactions and services you need. It's a whole-of-government service
providing essential information on planning, starting and running
Essential business information
Are you interested in starting an online business? By trading online
you can save time and money, reduce your overheads and reach a much
Good employees can be your greatest asset, so recruiting and retaining
the right person is very important.
Are you considering expanding your business by importing or exporting
Grants & Assistance
Grants and other funding programs are available from the federal,
state and territory governments and in some cases from local councils.
Home-based businesses are an important sector of the Australian business
community, with nearly one million people operating a business at,
or from, home.
Insurance is an essential part of running any business. If you are
operating a small business you need more than just property insurance.
Intellectual property (IP) is the general name given to the laws covering
patents, trade marks, copyright, designs, circuit layouts, and plant
To run a successful business you need to know all about your potential
and existing customers and the marketplace you operate in.
Health & Saftey
Safety in the workplace is critical to the success of running a business,
no matter what size it is.
When you’re starting up a new business it’s important
to find out what registration and licences apply to you.
Understanding taxes and meeting your taxation obligations can save
you money. By paying the right amount you can avoid late payment penalties.
You may also be entitled to exemptions.
Tenders & Contracts
Selling goods and services to government is an important opportunity
for all businesses.
What to do when you are...
of Starting a Business
Are you ready? Need help with planning, raising finance, writing your
business plan? These guides and templates can help.
Starting a Business
Ready to start? Here's information on starting a new business, a home-based
business, buying a business or franchise.
Exiting a Business
Closing or selling your business? Find out about succession planning,
bankruptcy, deregistering your business and employee payments.