ABN Lookup is an essential tool to enable you to verify the Australian Business Number of any registered business, as is required by all business entities.
However, not everyone is entitled to an Australian Business Number and you will need to check the entitlement criteria before making an application.
In order to receive an Australia Business Number, you must be carrying on an enterprise in Australia, that is an activity done in the form of a business. You must have commenced trading or have undertaken sufficient activities to show you intend to start a business.
Employees and hobbyists are not entitled to an ABN as they are not carrying on an enterprise.
If you need to know what an ABN is, if one is mandatory or not, and when to use one see ABR help here
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The ABN Lookup is an essential tool for small business to verify the Australian Business Number of suppliers, customers and other key business partners.
Only companies and businesses registered with an Australian Business Number appear on the Australian Business Register.
The Australian Business Register provides the ABN Lookup website which provides only the publicly available information about a business including:
- Australian Business Number (ABN) and status
- Entity names, business names and trading names
- State/territory and postcode of the main business location
- Australian Company Number (ACN), Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN), or Australian Registered Scheme Number (ARSN)
- Goods & Services Tax (GST) registration
- Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) registration
- Charitable tax concessions
Before proceeding to register proper advice should be sought to ensure you have the correct and appropriate business entity set-up for your business activity.