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State Small Business Commissioners

28365365体育投注The states of New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia have a Small Business Commissioner to assist small businesses deal with business-to-business disputes and business-to-government disputes.

NSW Small Business Commissioner
Phone: 1300 795 534 or 02 8222 4800
Email: we.assist@smallbusiness.nsw.bachmaniron.com
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Victorian Small Business Commissioner
Phone: 13 87 22
Email: enquiries@vsbc.vic.bachmaniron.com
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Western Australian Small Business Development Corporation
Phone: 133 140 or 08 6552 3300
Email:  info@smallbusiness.wa.bachmaniron.com
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South Australian Small Business Commissioner
Phone: 1800 072 722
Email: sasbc@sa.bachmaniron.com
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One of the best sources of online information, offers help on how to , grow or your small business or family enterprise (and everything in between). 

This website provides you with government information, assistance, forms and services, including a , free , how to , free apps,  information and how to .

Australian Business Register

An Australian Business Number (ABN) is a unique 11 digit number that identifies your business to the government and the community.

You can register online as a sole trader, partnership or a trust for an ABN at the  website.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

The ACCC promotes competition and fair trade in markets to benefit consumers, businesses, and the community. Their information covers a business’ , how to , setting , , rules that businesses must follow when  products and services,  and more.

28365365体育投注The ACCC produces a twice-yearly report, , on their work and activities in the small business sector.

Visit the dedicated  on their website or call the Infocentre on 1300 302 502.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

You can apply for a company or business name through ASIC. Start by  of the name you want to use, then you can , learn about your  and why  is a legal requirement for tax purposes.

You can download the ASIC  for further assistance.

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

The ATO offers a range of services and resources to  understand and comply with their tax requirements. The ATO website has  information on preparing and  your BAS,  essentials, , , , and an  you can download for free.

You can visit the  or call via these phone services:

Business helpline: 13 10 20 (8am-6pm Mon-Fri)

AUSkey enquiries: 1300 287 539 (8am-6pm Mon-Fri)

28365365体育投注You can also contact the Inspector-General of Taxation if you have a complaint or dispute with the ATO (see tab below).

Inspector-General of Taxation and Taxation Ombudsman

If you have a complaint or dispute with the ATO and have not been able to resolve the issue directly with them, the Inspector-General of Taxation and Taxation Ombudsman may be able to help you.

28365365体育投注The Inspector-General and Taxation Ombudsman can help to address concerns or complaints about the administrative actions of the ATO or Tax Practitioners Board. Examples of administrative action include the time it takes to get a response, the conduct of officers, the availability of services, or whether an auditor has considered all the relevant information.

Phone: 1300 448 829
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Family Business Australia

28365365体育投注 has a range of information and  to help family enterprises  plans to manage and grow their business.

28365365体育投注Family Business Australia  can provide advice on a range of issues, from how to establish a family council to setting up a .

For more information, contact Family Business Australia by phone on 1800 249 357 or email .

Register a business

The , or BRS, is a free service provided by the Commonwealth government that offers a simpler, clearer and faster way to register a business.

28365365体育投注BRS joins-up a range of existing Commonwealth government services to provide a streamlined and improved user experience that reduces the time to register as a new business, or apply for additional registrations. It supports existing businesses, and business intenders, to meet their obligations and avoid applying for registrations that they don’t need.

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Other resources

28365365体育投注 – ABLIS helps you find information on government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines to meet your compliance responsibilities.

28365365体育投注 (ACCI) – The Australian Chamber is Australia's largest and most representative business association, comprising state and territory chambers of commerce and national industry associations. ACCI represents more than 300,000 businesses and speaks on their behalf to government and the community.

 – If your business is struggling with debt, it’s important to seek help straight away from an accountant or free financial counsellor. They will assess your situation and provide advice on how to manage your debt.

28365365体育投注 – This industry body represents and provides support services to professional business brokers involved in the facilitation of business ownership from one party to another. 

 – Austrade provides general information, free of charge to Australian companies, about exporting and doing business in international markets. Find out about export markets, grants, free trade agreements and how to expand your business outside Australia.

28365365体育投注 – Training is the best way to take control of your finances; there are a number of free or low-cost training options available through Be MoneySmart to give you the right start.

28365365体育投注 – The Fair Work Ombudsman provides information and advice about workplace rights and obligations, including how to hire staff and calculate employee pay and leave.

28365365体育投注 – Through IP Australia’s website, you can learn about trademarks, copyright, and business, patent and design registrations.

28365365体育投注 – The TPB Register contains registration details of registered and deregistered tax and BAS agents and tax (financial) advisers.

–  The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)’s is designed to help small to medium enterprises (SMEs), start-ups, researchers and anyone unfamiliar with therapeutic goods regulation to better understand regulatory requirements. The service includes guidance articles, interactive decision tools, educational workshops and a subscription service to keep you up-to-date with the latest SME Assist information.

28365365体育投注 – This is a great online resource to find tips and guidance to protect your business' safety online.