Support arrangements for the national Easter holiday period

From Thursday 18 April 2019 5.00pm AEST until Tuesday 23 April 2019 9.00am AEST, business.gov.au support will be closed for the national Easter holiday period.

Note: there are no planned outages during this period.

The Business Registration Service will remain available during this time.

If you experience any issues using the service we recommend waiting between two to three hours and then trying again. Should you continue to have issues you can contact us through our online enquiry form. We will respond on our return to the office on Tuesday.

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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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.

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