If you're a non-resident you may be entitled to an ABN if you're:
In applying for an ABN, non-residents need to provide either:
If you don't have a TFN, you can still submit an application online, in which case you'll get a reference number to quote when sending us documents or if you need to contact us. This reference number will help us identify your application. If you lose this you may need to lodge a new application.
You should send these documents by the due date specified at the end of your application.
Non-resident registrations teamGPO Box 9977HOBART TAS 7001 AUSTRALIA
Non-resident registrations team913 Whitehorse RoadBox Hill VIC 3128 AUSTRALIA
Your ABN application will be refused if you don't provide these documents within 43 days of submitting your application. If your ABN application is refused you will be advised by letter.
You will need to write a brief statement that describes your business activities in Australia and indicate if these only involve making purchases in Australia. If you have a place of business in Australia, include your main business location and its mailing address.
This information needs to be provided in English and, if translated, needs to be certified as a true and correct copy by an authorised translation service.
If you need to discuss your application with us:
Calling within Australia
Calling from outside Australia