• ABN for businesses outside Australia

    Non-residents may be entitled to an ABN if they're:

    Applying for an ABN

    Non-residents need to provide either:

    You can still submit your application online if you don’t have a TFN. When you've completed your application, record your reference number as you will need it when sending documents or contacting us. Without it, you may need to lodge a new application.

    Documents should be sent by the due date specified at the end of your application. If they're not sent within 43 days of submitting the application, it will be refused.

    Send by post:

    Non-resident registrations team
    GPO Box 9977
    HOBART  TAS  7001  AUSTRALIA

    Send by courier:

    Non-resident registrations team
    913 Whitehorse Road
    BOX HILL  VIC  3128  AUSTRALIA

    Statement of your business activities in Australia

    Write a brief statement describing your business activities in Australia and indicate if these only involve making purchases in Australia. If you have a place of business in Australia, include your main business location and its mailing address.

    Information needs to be provided in English and, if translated, needs to be certified as a true and correct copy by an authorised translation service.

    Contacting the ABR

    To discuss your application with us:

    Calling within Australia

    1. Call 1300 146 094 between 8:00am and 6:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) or Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), Monday to Friday.
    2. Wait until you hear instructions to enter the three digit call-back code.
    3. Enter the call-back code 118 and #.

    Calling from outside Australia

    1. Call +61 2 6216 1111 between 8:00am and 5:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) or Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), Monday to Friday.
    2. Ask for 1300 146 094.
    3. Wait until you hear instructions to enter the three digit call-back code.
    4. Enter the call-back code 118 and #.

    See also:

  • Last modified: 02 Aug 2018QC 450