• ABR Report of the Registrar 2011-12

    You can download a copy of the ABR Report of the Registrar 2011-12 in Portable Document Format (PDF).

    Australian Business Register at a glance


    We will provide authoritative information and reduce the cost of compliance through the delivery of online services to support business and government interactions including streamlined registration, authentication and reporting.

    Our role

    We manage the Australian Business Register (ABR) which provides a unique trusted identifier (the Australian business number – ABN) for Australian businesses, AUSkey, a single electronic credential for businesses dealing with government, and work with Treasury and other agencies to implement Standard Business Reporting (SBR).


    • Position the ABR as a valued and trusted whole-of-government resource that delivers quality products and services.
    • Ensure the integrity of the ABR is maintained to provide high quality business demographic and identity information.
    • Lead and influence the whole-of-government direction for business and government registration, authentication and reporting capabilities.
    • Position AUSkey as the primary authentication solution for business and government interactions.
    • Develop SBR to be the preferred communication channel and reporting language for business and government.
    • Provide clear standards for transmission channels and the single business and government reporting language.
    • Promote the ABR as the government-preferred register of business.
    • Facilitate the capture and distribution across government of up-to-date business information as required.
    • Engage effectively with registered businesses and government partner agencies.
    • Engage effectively with partner agencies to develop an understanding of the possible uses of ABR data, to improve their decision making and business processes.
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