Services we provide to small business

National links

General links

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Find out how to ensure that your business complies with the competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws.

Australian Taxation Office
The ATO provides a range of services associated with small business, such as registering for an ABN. The ATO's Starting your own business page provides information to assist small business owners in meeting their tax obligations.
The Australian Government's comprehensive business portal contains a wide range of information to assist small business owners.

Fair Work Online
Provides information and advice about Australia's national workplace relations system as well as a number of useful resources, such as pay slip and letter templates.

IP Australia
Contact IP Australia if you want to find out how to register your intellectual property (IP) - they administer patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder's rights. IP for Business - contains a wealth of information to assist small businesses manage their IP.

Statistical links

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
Contains data on Australian commodities, crops and energy statistics.

  • AgSurf - a tool to explore Australian agricultural data.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Contains a range of health related information, such as data on health expenditure and Australia's health and community services labour force.

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Contains a number of information papers and databases on infrastructure, transport and regional statistics.
Contains a range of Australian government public information data sets from various government agencies.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Provides a range of publications and information on Australia, Australian foreign and trade policies and the economic and political climate in other countries.

Environmental Resources Information Network
Provides a comprehensive list of online databases and resources relating to a range of environmental topics.

Labour Market Information Portal
Provides up to date labour market information to help you to better understand your local area.
  • Labour Force Region data - key Labour Force data (such as unemployment rate) as well as labour market, industry and occupation charts for Labour Market Regions throughout Australia.
  • Small Area Labour Markets data - Labour Force data for Statistical Local Areas throughout Australia.

SafeWork Australia
Contains a wide range of data on work-related injuries and occupational health and safety issues.