Australian Taxation Office – www.ato.gov.au. The ATO has a pile of information, tutorials and videos on how to meet your taxation obligations.
Australian Securities and Investment Commission – www.asic.gov.au. ASIC has information on business names, and company and organisation details, registrations, and governance and compliance requirements and forms.
Business.gov.au – www.business.gov.au – an online government resource for the Australian business community. business.gov.au offers you simple and convenient access to all the government information, assistance, forms and services you need. It’s a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business
Australian Business Register – www.abr.gov.au -The ABR stores details about businesses and organisations when they register for an ABN
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission – www.accc.gov.au – an independent Commonwealth statutory authority whose role is to enforce a range of legislation promoting competition, fair trading and regulating national infrastructure for the benefit of all Australians
Australian Industry Productivity Centres – www.aigroup.com.au/member-services/productivity-centre – Australian Industry Productivity Centres (AIPC) provide services to help Australian businesses strengthen their operations, enhance their international competitiveness and tap into global supply chains.
SMEs have access to a free Business Review service to assess their performance and identify opportunities for improvement. Through this review, AIPC business advisers will be able to help businesses upgrade their capabilities or find solutions to technical or process issues.
Australian Business Licence and Information Service – www.ablis.business.gov.au – 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
Country of Origin Label – www.originlabeltool.business.gov.au – free tool to produce the most applicable label for your product
.au Domain Administration – www.auDA.org.au – place to find about .au domain name registrations, availability, and the difference between the secondary-level domains
IP Australia – www.ipaustralia.gov.au – Administers Australia’s intellectual property (IP) rights system, specifically patents, trademarks, designs and plant breeder’s rights
APRA-AMCROS – apraamcos.com.au – license organisations to play, perform, copy, record or make available their members’ music, and then distribute the royalties to their members
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – www.dfat.gov.au – support for Australian business, working closely with portfolio partners—Austrade, Tourism Australia, ACIAR, EFIC—and other agencies
INNOVIC (the Victorian Innovation Centre) – www.innovic.com.au is a not for profit organisation assisting over 1,000 innovators and entrepreneurs each year. They offer a wide range of practical services, free seminars and innovation resources to help your business idea, innovation or enterprise through all the stages of commercialisation.
Small Business Mentoring Service – www.sbms.org.au is a not-for-profit that provides access to experienced mentors who have the skills and experience to help small business