Essential maintenance activities are scheduled regularly to ensure the stability of our systems.
Times may vary slightly so check back for further updates closer to the scheduled dates.
There may be occasions where unscheduled maintenance occurs. These times will be published on this page as soon as they are known.
Check the ABR Dashboard to view performance status of ABR services.
Scheduled start time
Scheduled end time
Saturday 18 February 2017 11.25pm
Sunday 19 February 2017 8.30am
Saturday 25 February 2017 9.00pm
Sunday 26 February 2017 7.00am
Saturday 11 March 2017 9.00pm
Sunday 12 March 2017 7.00am
Saturday 25 March 2017 11.20pm
Monday 27 March 2017 7.00am
Saturday 1 April 2017 8.00pm
Monday 3 April 2017 7.00am
Saturday 29 April 2017 11.25pm
Sunday 30 April 2017 7.00am
Saturday 6 May 2017 11.25pm
Monday 8 May 2017 7.00am
Friday 15 December 2017 11.30pm
Monday 18 December 2017 7.00am
During the times listed above you will be unable to:
Saturday 1 April 2017 11.25pm
During the maintenance times listed above you will be unable to:
You will still be able to use your AUSkey to access other government online services.
Services may be limited during maintenance hours listed below, and you may experience problems applying for an ABN or registering, downloading and approving new AUSkeys or cancelling existing AUSkeys.
As a general guide, maintenance is performed between the hours of 12:15am EST to 7:00am EST on Thursdays and 11:30pm EST Saturday to 7:00am EST Sunday on weekends.
Saturday 1 April 2017 11.15pm
Sunday 2 April 2017 10.00pm
If table above is blank, no outages have been advised.
For information regarding scheduled maintenance or outages relating to the Data Transfer facility; please refer to system maintenanceExternal Link.
Thursdays 9.00pm EST
Fridays 8.00am EDT
If there is an outage required during the maintenance, a notice will be published closer to the scheduled date.
Tax Agent and Business portals - Current system issues are resulting in some new or cancelled ABN, GST and PAYG registrations not being reflected in the Tax Agent and Business portals. Work is underway to rectify this.
ABN application for foreign companies - we have identified an issue in the Australian Business Register (ABR) online application where foreign companies are unable to get an Australian business number (ABN) or apply for a GST-only registration.
We will assist you over the phone until the issue with the online application is resolved. You will need to:
We are working to resolve this issue and will advise once the online function is available.