Registration as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) Agent - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to provide BAS services for a fee or reward. BAS services include:

  • Evaluating or providing advice regarding an entity's liabilities, obligations or entitlements under a BAS provision;
  • Representing an entity in their dealings with the Australian Taxation Office in relation to a BAS provision; and
  • In situations where it is reasonable to assume that an entity has relied on your services to satisfy liabilities or obligations or to claim entitlements under a BAS provision.

BAS provisions include:

  • GST law;
  • Wine equalisation tax law;
  • Luxury car tax law;
  • Fuel tax law;
  • Fringe benefits tax law (relating to collection and recovery only);
  • Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding; and
  • PAYG instalments.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Only those entities providing BAS services for a fee or reward are required to register. This means that people providing BAS services for their employer (and being paid a wage) do not need to register.

Applications may be made from individuals, partnerships or companies (including those in the capacity of trustee of a trust). Registration as a BAS agent association is also available.

Requirements for registration as a BAS agent include:

  • 1400 hours relevant experience within the last three years, or 1000 hours relevant experience within the last three years if a voting member of a recognised BAS or Tax Agent Association;
  • Hold a relevant educational qualification:
  • Possess and maintain professional indemnity insurance:
  • Be a fit and proper person over 18 years; and
  • Have paid the relevant application fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


At least three years.



Registration as a BAS agent who carries on a business as a BAS agent:


Registration as a BAS agent who does not carry on a business as a BAS agent:

Administering agency

Tax Practitioners Board

Act(s) name

Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Tax Practitioners Board

Mailing address:
GPO BOX 1620
Sydney, New South Wales 2001



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