Please note: The resources and links on this page have been sourced from publicly available information and they are provided to simply save you time. No guarantee as to the the accuracy of the information or the bona fides of any of the organisations listed is given or implied — nor are any recommendations made.


Help for Australian industry, tax concessions, etc.
Austrade – Help for exportersAustralian Business Number (ABN)Australian Business Register (ABR public)
Use the ABR public to apply for an ABN and register for GST. You can also register online for PAYG withholding and a business Tax File Number.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)Australian Commercial Disputes Centre (ACDC)Australian Company Number (ACN) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Alternative sources finance Angels, business Australian Chamber of Commerce and IndustryAustralian Direct Marketing Association Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) Australian Tax Office (ATO) main website.Australian Tax Office Business Portal
The Business Portal your entry point to the Tax Office’s online services for business.
Australian Tax Office Booklets & Publications
A very useful (very long) list of publications about dealing with the Tax Office
B Bad debt prevention (credit checking services)Bar Associations (legal)
Looking for a barrister
Business Activity Statement (BAS)
Australian Tax Office
Business For Sale Australia
Businesses for sale classified ads Benchmarking
EBC’s industry specific Benchmarking Guides enable you to compare your performance and analyse the KPIs of your industry.
Business Entry Point
An online government resource providing business with a wide range of services and information about start-up, taxation, licensing and legislation, taxation compliance and licence applications.
Business Licence Information Service
The Business Licence Information Service (BLIS) can help you find state, local and federal government licences, permits, registrations and codes of practice.
Business Angels Business names, registering Business Planning KitBuying a businessBuying an established business
Helpful hints and tips
C Capital, sources of Cash flow projection sheets Check list, for websites Choosing a domain name Consumer Price Index (CPI) Company name, registering Contractors vs employees Credit checkingD Debt Collection, do-it-yourselfDepartment of Industry Tourism and resources Domain namesE Export Finance and Insurance CorporationExport help – AustradeF Franchising Information Franchising Code of Conduct Franchising Council of Australia Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT)
A guide for employers
G Goods & Services Tax (GST)
A guide for small business
Government & business directory
Use the Business Entry Point’s directory to find contact details and links to Australian government and business organisations.
H Home based businessesHome Businesses and taxation
What you can claim


IP Australia
Intellectual Property, Trade marks
L Law society in your state or territory
The Law Society in your state or territory can help you find a suitable lawyer.

M Minding Your Own Business (MYOB) MYOB Accredited trainers
A list of people who can help with MYOB
MYOB Manuals
Some excellent manuals to help you with your MYOB
MYOB – Which one should you buy
Helpful hints and tips
N Names, business, registering Names, domain, availability Networking Networking groupsNational Names Index
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has an index of Australian corporate and registered business names. You can search the index when you choose a new business name, or to check details of another business.
P Partnership Check List
Before you start a partnership check this list
Pay As You Go (PAYG)
Quick Guide to PAYG Withholding for Business
PAYG and contractorsPrivate investors Projecting your cash flow Public Speaking Skills
Rostrum Club 4
R Record keeping
A basic paper record keeping system
Record Keeping Evaluation Tool
Find out what records your business should keep
Registering business names Registering domain names
A simple guide
Registering a company Registering for GSTS Self assessment, taxation Serviced offices
(Yellow Pages® link)
Shelf companies Sheriff’s Offices Simplified Tax System (STS)
Is it for you? A tool to help you decide.
Small Business Consulting Service (Vic only) Sole trader
application to register for
Solicitors/lawyers, choosing
Law Society
A brief guide to super and business
Superannuation Guarantee SWOT analysisT Tax Basics for Small Business
Downloadable booklet available
Tax File Number (TFN) Tax invoices TrademarksTrust structuresTrade marks databases
IP Australia manages a number of databases that you can search for details of trade marks, including words and images, owner details, and goods and services claimed.
Transaction Manager
Transaction Manager is an online tool that can help you find, manage and complete your government forms, applications and payments.
V Venture Capitalists W Websites
Tips for creating a successful website
Withholding tax – (PAYG) Women in business