You can use the free online application to apply for an Australian business number (ABN) with the Australian Business Register (ABR).
When applying for an ABN on behalf of your client you need to complete a declaration at the end of the application stating that you:
You can apply via Tax professionals services using an Administrator or a Standard AUSkey with the appropriate permissions.
The application will be processed faster if we can identify your client with the information provided.
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If the application is successful or if you get a reference number you can continue and apply for other business registrations for your client.
Note: Check the ABR Dashboard for current information about ABR performance.
If the effective start date of your ABN is in the future, your ABN (and/or Business Name) will not display on ABN LookupExternal Link until the ABN start date has been reached.