• Business activity details

    The main business activity is usually (but not always) the activity that is the main source of income for your client's business or organisation. If they operate from multiple locations, you will be asked for the main business activity conducted at each location.

    Examples of business activity descriptions


    Describe the type of agriculture the business is undertaking - include farming methods where appropriate:

    • wheat farming
    • salmon farming in ponds or tanks
    • vegetable growing in greenhouses
    • dairy cattle farming
    • grain and sheep farming
    • sheep and beef cattle farming.


    Describe the specific type of cleaning activity of the business, which can include a description of what is cleaned and how it is cleaned:

    • cleaning shops or offices
    • residential cleaning service
    • curtain cleaning service.


    Describe details of the types of construction activities that are being carried out:

    • house building
    • telecommunications infrastructure construction
    • road construction
    • carpentry services
    • bricklaying services
    • fence erecting service
    • plumbing services.

    Education and training

    Describe the type of education the business provides:

    • primary and secondary school education
    • lecturing in law
    • dance teacher.


    Describe the main areas invested in:

    • investment - shares
    • property investment.


    Describe the business including whether it is wholesale or retail:

    • selling meat wholesale
    • selling mobile phones to retailers wholesale
    • operating of a retail supermarket
    • furniture retailing.

    Service businesses

    Describe the service provided, the location and the clients you service:

    • home care nurse for disability or palliative care
    • child care in a facility or at home
    • provide administrative functions at a client's business premises.


    Describe the types of products your business manufactures and what materials the products are made from:

    • clothing manufacturing
    • hearing aids manufacturing
    • baking of bread on the premises
    • pesticide chemicals manufacturing
    • steel wire manufacturing.


    Describe whether the mining activity involves extraction or exploration for minerals, oil or gas. Also describe the types of material mined or explored:

    • black coal mining
    • oil and gas drilling
    • gold mining
    • zinc exploration
    • stone quarrying
    • sand mining.
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