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Business Registration Service Beta

PLEASE NOTE: The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) has scheduled some system maintenance which will affect this service from 7pm to 10pm on Wednesday 20 September 2017 (AEST). During this time you’ll be unable to submit and pay for company and business name registrations.

We’ve made it easier to register a business online. With this new service, you can apply for key business registrations using one form. Even though it’s a Beta service, the registrations you apply for are real.

Who can use this service?

The Business registration service is currently available for:

Not sure if you want to use it? You can use the Australian Business Register (ABR) website to apply for business name, ABN, and tax registrations and the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) website to register a company.

We need your help! If you use this service, please give us your feedback so we can make it even better!

Tax registrations Help - Apply for additional tax registrations

Welcome to the Business Registration Service.

If you already have an ABN, you can apply here for one or more of the following tax registrations:

You'll need to sign in on the next page using an existing AUSkey or MyGov login.

Don't have a login? Help - Business logins - AUSkey

To apply for one or more tax registrations, you'll need one of the following government logins:

  • Administrator AUSkey: You can apply with us for your Administrator AUSkey.
  • MyGov: Connect your ABN to an existing MyGov account on the MyGov website.

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Apply for additional tax registrations

Welcome to the Australian Government Business Registration Service Public Beta. Existing businesses and companies can apply here for one or more tax registrations at the same time.


Please note: Additional tax registrations are only available if you already have an ABN.

What taxes can I register for?

You can apply for one or more of the following tax roles or registrations:

Why do I need an AUSkey or MyGov login?

An Administrator AUSkey or MyGov login (linked to an existing ABN) is required so we can access your existing ABN details.

This is the same process you would use if you logged in to the Australian Taxation Office systems to manage your ABN details or to add tax registrations or roles.

Don't have a login?

To apply for one or more tax registration, you'll need one of the following government logins:

  • Administrator AUSkey: You can apply with us for your Administrator AUSkey.
  • MyGov: Connect your ABN to an existing MyGov account on the MyGov website.

Business logins - AUSkey


Only Administrator AUSkey registration is available here.

What is an AUSkey?

An AUSkey is a secure login that's set up on your computer. If you're eligible, AUSkey lets you log in to many government services including business and tax forms.

What can I do with an AUSkey?

With a compatible system or browser, an AUSkey can help you:

  • update your business name details through ASIC connect
  • lodge your Business Activity Statements (BAS) through the Business Portal
  • update your Australian Business Number (ABN) details
  • submit tax statements through 'SBR-enabled' accounting, bookkeeping or payroll desktop software.

See where you can use your AUSkey on the Australian Business Register (ABR) website.

If you want to log in from different computers, you can set up an AUSkey on a USB stick.

How do I register?

You can only register for an Administrator AUSkey here. All you need to provide is your:

  • Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Tax file number
  • Australian telephone number
  • Email address.

Find out more about registering for an AUSkey on the ABR website.

To register a tax agent or accountant for a Standard AUSkey, you'll need to register on the Australian Business Register (ABR) website.

You can now choose how you want to log in to manage your government business and tax details. Only AUSkey is available to register here on this Business registration form. To find out more about additional business login options, expand the "Additional logins" tab below.

Additional logins

You can now choose how you want to log in to manage your government business and tax details.

You can use your AUSkey or one of the login options below:

  • Manage ABN connections
    If you have a myGov login, you can link your ABNs to your myGov account. This means you can then use your myGov account to manage your ABN details.
  • Online or 'cloud' tax software
    You can now use eligible online or 'cloud' accounting, bookkeeping or payroll software to process certain government tax forms.

Please note: the login options above are for specific tax paperwork. You'll still need to use either your AUSkey or ASIC connect login to:

  • manage business name details or renewals
  • submit tax forms through 'SBR-enabled' accounting, bookkeeping or payroll desktop software.

Visit the myGov website to find out more about the Manage ABN Connections option.

Find out more about the online or 'cloud' software service on the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website.

Need more help? Contact us via business.gov.au or call 13 28 46.