The Australian Business Register (ABR) stores details about businesses and organisations when they register for an Australian business number (ABN).
The Register is recognised nationally as a valuable asset and is used by the community and government daily to identify and verify business information which is categorised into two types:
The type of information in the Register includes:
Under the A New Tax SystemExternal Link (Australian Business Number) Act 1999, the Registrar of the ABR is responsible for the administration of the Register which includes the registration and maintenance of ABNs.
Each year under the direction of the Registrar, a range of activities are undertaken to improve the accuracy of business information in the Register.
Find out more about the work of the ABR.