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
Tuesday 22 January 2019 11.30pm
Wednesday 23 January 2019 7.00am
During the times listed above you will be unable to:
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 Fridays and 11.30pm EST Saturday to 7.00am EST Sunday on weekends.
Friday morning 12.15am
Friday morning 7.00am
Saturday night 11.30pm
Sunday morning 7.00am
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 AEST
Fridays 8.00am AEST
Users may experience system degradation or intermittent availability during maintenance windows, depending on activities required.
Some new or cancelled ABN, GST and PAYG registrations are not being reflected in the Tax Agent and Business portals. Work is underway to rectify this.
Foreign companies are unable to get an Australian business number (ABN) or apply for a GST-only registration using the Australian Business Register (ABR) application.
For assistance you will need to:
We're working to resolve this issue and will advise once the online function is available.
Save your application and record the following details:
Once you have the above details recorded, phone us for assistance.
Find out about:
Your ABN should automatically appear on ABN Lookup on the day it becomes active.
If it doesn't, contact ABN Lookup and they will manually retrieve your details from the ABR and add them to the ABN Lookup database.