ABN Number Registration

Welcome. In order to start your ABN application, please select your requested ABN category below:

Choose this option to start trading as an individual (Sole traders, contractors).

Choose this option to form a partnership of two or more people.

Already started a company with ASIC
and need an ABN.

3 easy steps to get your abn number:

Apply Online

Use the abn application form to provide the information required. The entire process will take no more than a few minutes.

Review

Your abn application is promptly reviewed for compliance to discard any issues, then processed for delivery.

Delivery

Usually, your abn will be assigned and delivered within minutes to your email inbox and via SMS.

Testimonials

Jake

Never thought applying for GST, business registration, and an abn registration could be done in one place. Really convenient and fast!

Mary

abnfile.com has helped me start my business by taking all the burden related into obtaining my abn number with the Australian Business Register, and their support is nothing but excellent!

Erika

I cannot believe how fast this is! My abn was delivered just 45 minutes after I applied. Thank you so much!

Marshall

Thanks very much for the prompt service your company has provided with registering my Australian Business Number, you have saved my severe lack of patience from another battering at the hands of bure with my aucracy.

Benefits of registering your ABN with us

Registered TAX Agents

Our team is formed by experienced and authorized ASIC and TAX agents. We don’t just have your back if there’s a problem, we’re here if you have questions or want to know more. Our customer service team is available through email or phone anytime, you never have to feel alone in this process.

Burden-free process

The application process is simplified and straigtforward in one single online form. Filing an abn has never been so easy!

Instant notifications, 24/7 support

You will receive instant updates to your case by email or phone. All the process is transparent and support teams are available 7 days a week, 24 hours per day, to answer any question.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s an abn and why might you need one?

An abn is an Australian Business Number. This eleven digit number is in many cases necessary for business owners because it helps people to access tax credits and fuel credits. It also provides an easy and automatic way to unite invoicing information. All in all, it’s easy to obtain and it’s worth it!

Who is eligible to obtain an abn?

Individuals who are running a business, have recently acquired a property investment, or in some cases even apprentices, are all eligible for an ABN. If you’re wondering if you qualify, take a look at the information you need to provide to get an idea. Chances are, if you’re thinking of it, you’re eligible!

What costs are associated with an ABN?

The answer to this question depends on whether you go through the government channels or our organization. Governmental application processes are, of course, free of charge to file for – but not always straightforward. Going with our organization will add only a small fee, and will ensure that you have people supporting you throughout the whole process (and even making sure it could take as little time as an hour!).

In terms of the specific costs: ABN registration can be done for $38, GST registration for $29, and your business name can be registered for $75.

What’s the difference between applying through the government or through us?

So what’s so different between the government application and our application? We join the entire application into a single form for you, we help you process your application quickly (whether you have one or multiple registrations to be made), and we offer the support of chartered accountants and customer service agents throughout the process. The government will offer a seven plus page form, no support, and a huge degree of hassle if you even think of multiple registrations.

What will I need to apply?

Our form unites all the information you need to provide in one place. You’ll be asked things like your legal name, your tax number, and questions about your business.

How long does ABN registration take?

Typical ABN registration actually only takes a few minutes. This leaves some people wondering how long it takes to receive the ABN, and we’re happy to say that for most of our clients delivery happens within the hour!

In the unlikely event of a delay in your application, you can rely on our agents to continuously provide any information that we have.

How long does it take to register a Business Name?

Registering a business name can take up to two days. This can be done through our site, but be aware it will be a few days before you get the business name processed, and thus a few days before the ABN can be processed.

Who has to report for GST?

One of the benefits of registering for an ABN is your access to the GST credits. If you are a taxi driver, or if your business produces more than $75,000 a year, you must be registered for GST.

Does each individual business need its own ABN?

The general rule is one business number per business name/trader. If you want to have more than one ABN, you need to register multiple companies. Thus each company would have its own ABN. If you don’t register multiple companies, you will be using the same ABN for each company.

Reactivation of old ABNs?

Typically applying for a new ABN is unnecessary, as you can reactivate previous ABNs. The government will prefer this to a new registration. Please be aware that it can result in minor delays of your ABN registration process, as the government will likely be reviewing previous use of the number before it reactivates.

Replacing an ABN number?

There are three circumstances that will result in ABN replacement:

  • Lack of embedding in code: If the ABN you have does not have an ACN/ARBN embedded, a replacement ABN will likely be issued.
  • Issues with the ACN or ARBN: If an incorrect number was used to embed in an ABN, a new ABN may be issued.

Exceptional circumstances: In certain cases, cultural or religious reasons can come into play in requiring a new ABN.

Is an ACN required to register for an ABN number?

ABN registration can be completed as an individual, a partnership, or a corporation. Only those looking to pursue corporate registration will require an Australian Corporation Act.

Researching details of an ABN number?

All Australian Business Number details can be found on www.abr.business.gov.au

Is my business name available?

You can search registered business names using the ASICconnect website. This website will help determine whether a name is already in use or not.