Australian Business Number (ABN) Registration - Australian Government

Description

You may require an Australian Business Number (ABN) if you are operating a business, organisation or enterprise in Australia.

An ABN is a single identifier for all business dealings with the Australian Taxation Office and other government departments and agencies.

Applying for an ABN is not compulsory. However, once your entity is registered for an ABN you will be able to:

  • Register for GST and a business name;
  • Get an AUSkey to transact online with government agencies; and
  • Be endorsed as a deductible gift recipient or an income tax exempt charity.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be entitled to an ABN, you must:

  • Be able to demonstrate that your business structure is in place; and
  • Be carrying on an enterprise in Australia;
  • In the course of carrying on an enterprise make supplies connected with the indirect tax zone;
  • Have undertaken sufficient activities to commence an enterprise; or
  • Be a Corporations Act company.

Sole traders, companies, partnerships, trusts and superannuation funds can apply for an ABN.

When you lodge your application, you must provide proof of identity before you can be registered. You can prove your identity by quoting your personal tax file number (in the case of sole traders) or your business or organisation's tax file number.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements or visit the Australian Taxation Office website.

Duration

Ongoing.

Fees

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Task Type Description
Apply Application

No fees are required.

Forms

Act(s) name

A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999 AG

Regulation(s) name

A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Regulations 1999 AG

Administering agency

Australian Taxation Office

People, Systems and Services Group

Business Reporting and Registrations

Contact details

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Enquiries

Business Reporting and Registrations

People, Systems and Services Group

Australian Taxation Office

Operating address: Shop 15, Wesley Quarter
770 Hay Street
Perth
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9990
Perth, Western Australia 6001
Phone: 13 72 26

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Enquiries

Business Reporting and Registrations

People, Systems and Services Group

Australian Taxation Office

Operating address: Collins Square
747 Collins Street
Docklands
Victoria 3008
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9990
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 13 72 26

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Enquiries

Business Reporting and Registrations

People, Systems and Services Group

Australian Taxation Office

Operating address: 24 Knuckey Street
Darwin
Northern Territory 0800
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9990
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 13 72 26

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Enquiries

Business Reporting and Registrations

People, Systems and Services Group

Australian Taxation Office

Operating address: 200 Collins Street
Hobart
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9990
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 13 72 26

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Enquiries

Business Reporting and Registrations

People, Systems and Services Group

Australian Taxation Office

Operating address: Shop 1
32 Martin Place
Sydney
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9990
Sydney, Western Australia 2001
Phone: 13 72 26

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Enquiries

Business Reporting and Registrations

People, Systems and Services Group

Australian Taxation Office

Operating address: 88 Grenfell Street
Adelaide
South Australia 5000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9990
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 13 72 26

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Enquiries

Business Reporting and Registrations

People, Systems and Services Group

Australian Taxation Office

Operating address: Woden Service Centre, Penrhyn House
6 Bowes Street
Woden
Australian Capital Territory 2606
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9990
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 13 72 26

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Enquiries

Business Reporting and Registrations

People, Systems and Services Group

Australian Taxation Office

Operating address: Suncorp Plaza
Opposite King George Square
Brisbane City
Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9990
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 72 26