This information is brought to you by business.gov.auRegistration and licencesWhen you're starting up a new business it's important to find out what registration and licences apply to you. This can be complex as local, state, territory and Australian governments all handle registration and licensing for various aspects of your business.
- Register for taxation
A range of taxes affect small business, so before you begin operating you'll need to know what you must do to comply with government taxation regulations.
- Notify changes to your business
Your business will inevitably change and grow - changes in your business circumstances may result in a need to change your business structure, your legal or trading name, your address and contact details.
- Licences & permits
It's important for you to find out the licensing requirements that apply to your new business.
- Register your business or company
Information about deciding on a business structure, registering your business name, company name, domain name or trade mark.
- Decide on a business structure
You need to decide on the business structure that best suits your business needs. This decision will determine what type of registration procedures you need to take.
- Register your business name
A business name is simply a name or title under which a person, or other legal entity, trades.
- Register your company
If you decide that a company structure best suits your business, then you need to register as a company.
- Register your domain name
Your domain name is your address on the internet and gives you an online identity or brand.
- Register your trade mark
A registered trade mark gives you the exclusive right in Australia to use it as a brand and to legally stop imitators.