• Compliance

    Using ABR data items

    Your agency can use ABR data items to help with identifying and verifying that businesses are complying with their legislative obligations including:

    • identifying businesses and persons of interest
    • identifying business requiring registration for payroll tax and worker injury cover
    • verifying business locations to conduct audits and workplace visits
    • identifying contact details for sending notices.

    Data items that can be used

    • entity name
    • business name
    • associates information
    • service of notice address
    • main business address
    • additional business location
    • ABN registration date of effect
    • ABN cancellation date of effect
    • GST registration date of effect
    • GST cancellation date of effect
    • ANZSIC code
    • Australian Charities and Not for Profit (ACNC) data.

    Case study: Driving greater efficiencies with records management

    The Australian business number (ABN) has helped drive greater efficiency in the way one of our federal partner agencies records data on federal enterprise agreements in its Workplace Agreements Database.

    A spokesperson from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) said ABR data eliminates the need to manually investigate industry information - saving time and money for his team and the community.

    When DEEWR receives an approved enterprise agreement from Fair Work Australia, they use the associated ABN to automatically upload the employer legal name and ANZSIC industry information from the ABR records into their database. Not having to make an ANZSIC industry selection for each agreement is an important time saver and helps ensure greater consistency in ANZSIC information in the DEEWR database over time.

    ‘Using the ABN, we are able to efficiently input industry information on over 1,800 enterprise agreements into our database each quarter,’ the spokesperson said.

    ‘We use this information to complete various statistics on employment rates and wages in specific industries and make this available on our website each quarter.’


      Have you had success using ABR data? Would you like to share your story with other agencies? If so contact us.


    • Last modified: 05 Oct 2017QC 571