• Who we are

    The abr.gov.au website is managed by the Australian Business Register (ABR) Program.

    Our vision is to contribute to improving the wellbeing of the Australian people by enhancing business productivity by:

    • reducing the administrative cost to business of complying with Government regulation
    • influencing Government policy development and implementation, through advocating the use of services, technologies and processes to minimise the administrative impact on business
    • encouraging the adoption of new practices by businesses to reduce operating costs.

    Our program combines four services that can be used individually or collectively to provide a complete digital solution for business and government:

    • a national identifier for businesses (Australian business number)
    • a single and secure log in (AUSkey)
    • standard reporting technology (Standard Business Reporting)
    • dictionary of standardised government terms and definitions (Australian Reporting Dictionary)

    As a whole-of-government Program, we work collaboratively with all levels of government, commercial software providers, business and industry to support a consistent user experience across government digital services.

    Over time our program will further develop products and services that will enable businesses to share information with government more efficiently. By using these products and services businesses will reduce their reporting burden.


    Read the Report of the Registrar 2014-15 for more information.


    • Last modified: 23 Apr 2018QC 320