Service interruptions

We have scheduled maintenance to this service from 7.00am to 10.00am Monday 2 August 2021 (AEST)

During this time you will not be able to access the service. Any unsaved changes will be lost when the outage begins at 7.00am.

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission also has scheduled system maintenance that will affect this service.

From 8.00pm Friday 30 July to 11.59pm Sunday 1 August 2021 (AEST):

You will be able to save your application and submit it once the scheduled system maintenance is over.

Business registration - help me decide

Are you starting a business, or thinking about starting one?

This tool can help you work out:

  • the business structure that will best suit your needs
  • the basic business and tax registrations you should consider applying for.

While we make every effort to ensure that this tool is accurate and up to date, it can't possibly take all your circumstances into account — so please treat it as a guide only.

Before you make any decisions based on the information in this tool, consider seeking independent professional advice as we can't guarantee or accept legal liability as a result of using this tool.

Are you an artist, creative or maker?

Did you know that even if you get money for your creative work, what you're doing could still be a hobby?

We can help you make a decision about whether we would consider you to be in business and what you might need to do next.

Hobby or business - help me work it out

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