Setting up a new business

Learn about the process for turning your idea and business plan into an operation that's ready to trade.

Use our guides and resources to help you with registrations, licences, business names, legal structures and everything leading up to the day you're open for business.

Continue your new business journey by:

Take the business readiness health check

Discover if you, your idea, and your plans are in shape to start a new business.

Tools and resources

Find more information and support to help you start or buy a business.

Australian Business Licence and Information Service

Use ABLIS to find licences, permits and registrations you might need to operate your business.

Business Launchpad

Find the licences and permits you need to start your business.

Video - Starting a business

Watch our video to help develop your idea, skills, and plans to start a business.