Applying for an Australian business number (ABN) is free with the Australian Business Register (ABR). You can apply online below or lodge a form by mail.
There are requirements that you have to meet before you can get an ABN. Your application will be refused if you are not entitled.
The information you provide when you apply for an ABN must be true and correct.
Once you are registered your details will be added to the ABR. It is your responsibility to keep them up-to-date.
When you apply online the Registrar of the ABR will determine if you are entitled to get an ABN straight away.
You will need the following information to complete your application. Your application will processed faster if we can identify you.
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Read What you need for your ABN application for more details about the application.
All applicants will be asked for:
If you are a company, partnership, trust or superannuation fund in addition to the above you may need:
Once you have submitted your application you will get a notification advising if:
If your application needs more information or if you are refused you will be contacted by the ABR.
If your application is successful or if you get a reference number you can continue and apply for other business registrations.
If you do not want to apply for other registrations at the same time as your ABN application you will need to apply on the relevant government agency website.