• Business locations

    Business locations are the permanent physical premises operated by a business or organisation.

    Note: You will need to provide information on all premises operated by the business or organisation, except in cases where there is a risk to the safety of individuals as a result of disclosure, e.g. women’s refuge centres.

    Relevant information is available on ACNCExternal Link and ASICExternal Link.

    For each location you will be asked for:

    • street address
    • business activity details
    • phone and email contacts.

    The premises are considered to be a business location if:

    • the business has a legal right as owner or lessee to use the premises and/or
    • the business undertakes activities at least once per quarter at these premises.

    Activities could include production, storage, sales and service.

    Examples of what is considered to be a business location

    • If a business operates from an individual’s home, the home is considered a business location.  
      • For example, an internet-based business managed from an individual home address or a tradesman who keeps their records and garages a business vehicle at home.
    • If a business operates a shopfront and a warehouse at different premises, the premises are considered separate business locations.
    • Adjoining premises used for related activities, or premises used for multiple activities by the same business or organisation should be considered as one business location.
    • If a business is mobile, the permanent base for its operations is considered a business location.  
      • For example, a courier business that does its accounting from a commercial office.
    • If a business has no permanent base for its operations, the business’ office, home address or home port in the case of maritime vessels, can be considered a business location.

    Examples of what is considered not to be a business location

    • If a business owns premises and leases it to another business, the premises are not a business location for the owner unless they also operate a business from the premises.
    • Business locations do not include displays in public or industry/trade locations, or contracted public facing facilities, for example, telephone services or registered office services.
    • Building sites are not considered business locations.
    • If a business carries out contracted work on premises owned or leased by someone else, the premises are not regarded a business location.  
      • For example, an electrician or plumber working on a commercial project.
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