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:
- taking our business readiness health check
- watching our Starting a business video
Turning your idea into a business
Consider the best way to make your idea a business and what professional advice could help.
Getting the right licences and registrations
Learn about resources and tools to get the licences, permits and registrations your business needs.
Choosing a business structure
Explore what's required to start up as a sole trader, partnership, company or trust.
Registering a business name
Learn how to choose, register, use and manage a business name.
Starting a home business
Explore the pros, cons, considerations and financial implications of starting a home business.
Getting your business ready to start trading
A practical guide to help get your premises, staff, and processes ready to trade.
Tools and resources
Find more information and support to help you start or buy a business.
Business readiness health check
Use our online health check to assess your business start-up plans and receive a list of resources to help you.
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.