Why register your Australian Business Number (ABN) with us?
No more paperwork - do it all online
Our platform allows you to generate, save and store all of your business’s documents in one place. Need to find your shareholders agreement? Just log in. Need to update your company details? Just log in. Never misplace an important document again – just access it on your phone or computer.
Complete our seamless and interactive form in minutes. After you submit your application, it will be fast-tracked and you should expect to receive your ABN typically under 24 hours. If you have any questions throughout the process, our team will be on hand to provide support by phone, live chat and email.
Verified ABN provider
When applying for your ABN, we understand that you want to make sure that you go through a legitimate provider. This is why we’re proud to say that we’re a verified ABN provider, meaning that you can rest assured that your application will be processed properly and securely.
Why do I need an Australian Business Number (ABN)?
As a sole trader in Australia you will most likely need an Australian Business Number (ABN) to operate your business.
To operate a company in Australia, you need to have an active Australian Business Number (ABN), Tax File Number (TFN) and Australian Company Number (ACN).
Partnerships need to have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and their own Tax File Number (TFN) to operate.
Register your Australian Business Number with Lawpath
How does it work?
Complete our easy online application in less than 5 minutes.
We submit your application to the ATO instantly, and ensure your application is expedited.
Your ABN and supporting documentation will be delivered to your email within 24 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is an ABN?
An Australian Business Number (ABN) is a unique 11 digit number which the ATO will allocate to you. This number is used on your business documents and invoices.
- Why do I need an ABN?
You will need an ABN to receive all B2B payments, to register for PAYG and GST and to register a .com.au domain and business name(s). Having an ABN will also enhance the legitimacy of your business.
- Am I entitled to an ABN?
You are entitled to an ABN if you are carrying on an enterprise in Australia, a company or making supplies connected with Australia’s indirect tax zone.
- What information do I need to register for an ABN?
You will need to provide the following information when applying for your ABN:
Proof of identity
The reason you are applying for an ABN
The date you require the ABN to be effective from
Your Tax File Number (TFN)
Where your business is located
Details of any officeholders in your business
The industry your business will operate in
The activities your business will engage in
- It has been more than 24 hours, and I have not received my ABN. Why?
There are a number of reasons why your ABN may be delayed. These include problems with the verification of your identity, having an overdue tax return, already having applied for an ABN, or a previous application has been rejected.
- My application is unsuccessful. What happens now?
If your application has been rejected, you have the option to dispute it within 60 days. You should detail why you are objecting to the decision and provide supporting documentation. Please note that we do not provide refunds for rejected applications.