Service interruptions

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission and the Australian Taxation Office have scheduled system maintenance that will affect this service.

You will be unable to submit company and business name registrations, and may not be able to retrieve search results for company and business name registrations between

You can come back at any time to check the progress of your application on your application summary.

From 11:30pm Friday 2 December to 7:00am Monday 5 December 2022 (AEDT):

You can come back at any time to check the progress of your application on your application summary.

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.

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