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Business Tasmania

Register your business

To register your business, there are a few steps to take. Before any formalities happen, you will need to have decided on the business structure that best suits your needs. You will need to start by getting an Australian Business Number (ABN). This can be done quickly online, make sure you have your Tax File Number handy.

As a general rule, you will need a business name if you trade under a name other than your own. Make sure your chosen name is available.

Now is also a good time to ensure that you are able to secure the domain name that most closely matches your business. Check if your preferred domain name is available here. Then choose one of the auDA accredited Registrars to register the name.

It is essential to have a website, and to help your customers find you easily, your domain name needs to align with your business name and brand. It is best to do these activities together, along with securing any social media real estate such as your brand or business name on Instagram, Facebook for business, Linkedin and Pinterest.

Register for your ABN and business name at the same time on the Business Registration Service (BRS) To guarantee exclusive use of your business name you may also want to register it as a trade mark.