Welcome to ABLIS, the Australian Business Licence and Information Service

ABLIS helps you find the government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines you need to know about to meet your compliance responsibilities.

If you are starting, operating, growing, or closing a business, ABLIS will reduce the run-around and give you the time to get on with business.

Find out which government licences and registrations apply to your business, and create and download a personalised report containing:

  • A summary of state or territory, local and Australian government requirements relevant to your business.
  • Information about licence fees, how to apply, periods of cover and renewals.
  • How to access application and renewal forms.
  • Where to go for more help and information.

Search for a specific licence or other piece of business related information.

Information packs

Create a pack with customised information across a range of topics to start or run a business.


Retrieve a PDF package

Use the package ID from a previous search to retrieve a package. Valid for 30 days.

Australian Business Account

Create an Australian Business Account for assistance in setting up, expanding and managing your business.