Applying for an ABN is free, but there are requirements you have to meet to be entitled. You need to provide the right information to support your application. This will also reduce possible delays in processing your request.
Note: If your ABN was recently cancelled by us, you may not need to submit a new application. Call 13 92 26 to check if your ABN can be reinstated over the phone.
Not everybody is entitled to an ABN. Although everybody can apply for free, only those who are entitled will get and hold an ABN.
Before applying for an ABN you need to have established what your business structure will be.
There is certain information you will need to complete your free ABN application.
An ABN application is free with the ABR. To get an ABN you need to be carrying on an enterprise.
If you are a non-resident carrying on an enterprise in Australia or making supplies connected with Australia you may be entitled to an ABN.
If your ABN application has been successful your ABN details are stored in the ABR. There are options available if the application has been refused.