An ABN is an Australian Business Number required by business entities.
Not everyone is entitled to an Australian Business Number (ABN).
In order to receive an ABN, 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 an ABN is mandatory or not, and when to use an ABN see ABR help here
Search online to check an ABN – Click here
ABN Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Click here
ABN Entitlement Checklist – Click here
ABN Registration – Click here
Business ABN Lookup
This is an essential tool for small business to reference the ABN number of suppliers, customers and other key business relationship.
Only companies and businesses registered with an ABN will appear on Business ABN Lookup
The Business ABN Lookup website holds 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
Assistance is available to register an ABN for your business.
Before proceeding to register for an ABN proper advice should be sought to ensure you have the correct and appropriate business entity set-up for your business activity.
Business ABN advice is available.
Action steps to take today…
Talk to a Business Advisor
Step #1 Book an appointment
Step #2 [optional] Complete our Business Advice enquiry form and submit to ensure the best use of your consultation.