ABN Registration Service

Apply Online for an Australian Business Number

Thinking of starting your own business in Australia?

You can apply for an Australian Business Number (ABN) instantly online using our professional services provided by a registered tax agent.

If you are wanting to apply for a Business Name & register for GST, you can add these additional services to your application before check out.

What is an ABN?

An Australian Business Number (ABN) is an 11-digit number that identifies your business to the government and community, and is used for tax and business purposes.

 
Why do you need an ABN?

An ABN is obtained for multiple reasons, including the following:

  • It makes your business look more legitimate. It also provides an easy way for your clients to confirm your business by doing an ABN lookup.
  • To register for GST or PAYG you will need to have an ABN.
  • If you expect to turnover more than $74,999 per year it will need to be registered for GST. To register for GST, you will need an ABN.
  • Most applications (including bank accounts) will require an ABN in addition to an ACN.
  • If you want to register a business name you will need to have an ABN number for the company.
 
How do I apply for an ABN?

An ABN registration is simple when applying with us. For your convenience you can register for your ABN here (fast and convenient!) and can add a business name registration and GST registration to your application before check out – saving you time or apply for a Business Name or GST separately.

 
Who Needs an ABN?
  • Uber drivers and taxi drivers
  • Cleaners
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Musicians
  • International student visa holders
  • Any sole traders or individuals operating their own business

ABN Lookup

Search the free public view of the Australian Business Register (ABR), publicly available information supplied by businesses when they register for an Australian Business Number (ABN)


ABN Lookup Results:
Lookup response message
ABN
Entity Type
Name
State
Postcode
ABN Status
Business Name
ABN Status Effective Date
GST Registered Date
Australian Company Number (ACN)

Frequently Asked Questions

An Australian Business Number (ABN) is an 11 digit number that identifies your business to the government and community, and is used for tax and business purposes. Sole traders, partnerships and companies all have ABNs.

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To complete an ABN application, you will require your full name, contact details, birth details, business details and TFN (tax file number).


Find your TFN by locating the documents which state it:

  • Your income tax ‘notice of assessment’
  • Any correspondence sent to you by the ATO
  • Any payment summary you received while under employment
  • Account statements from your superannuation fund
  • Payslips from your employer may also state your TFN
If all of the given information is correct, you can typically expect to receive your ABN within minutes.

If you had a previous ABN number, the ATO will reactivate your old number.

Please follow this link to reactivate your Australian Business Number

You can use our ABN Lookup tool. If your ABN is not active, then you can complete a new application using this link to reactivate your ABN number.

We charge an admin fee of $49. This fee covers our services of reviewing your application, submitting it to the ATO and following up with any queries.

We use the services of registered tax agents and so can support you with any registration or accounting queries you may have. We can process your ABN, together with your Business Name and GST applications all at once – saving you time and money!

The goods and services tax (GST) in Australia is a value added tax of 10%. 

You would need to add ST on to your income, and pay over the GST to the ATO.

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A business name is the name your business operates under. You need to register a business name if you conduct business under a name other than your own.

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