There are requirements you have to meet to be entitled to an ABN. You need to provide the right information to support your application. This will also reduce possible processing delays.
Not everybody is entitled to an ABN. Although everybody can apply, only those who are entitled will get and hold an ABN.
There is certain information you will need to complete your ABN application.
An ABN 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.