How do I find my ABN?

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Your ABN is your business identifier and you’ll need to know it to be able to register a new business name. If you can’t find your ABN, we will explain how you can do that.

Why Do I need an ABN?

  • All registered businesses in Australia require an ABN to trade.
  • You can find your ABN online by searching for your business’s name on the ABN lookup
  • You can also find your ABN on many common business documents (such as from your accountant or ASIC) and tax invoices.

Australian Business Numbers (ABNs)

Your ABN is as important as your name when running a business. An Australian Business Number (ABN) is an 11-digit registration number used to identify and distinguish your business from everyone else’s. Your ABN is allocated by the ATO and is usually included on all official documents. Whether you run your business as a sole trader, partnership or company, all of these business types need to have an ABN to operate and trade in Australia legally.

The importance of your ABN

You are required to provide your ABN on invoices and other documents you issue to customers. Further, ABNs are required for commercial activities such as registering a business name, registering an Australian domain, or obtaining a trademark. Further, you will need to have an ABN to register for GST and PAYG Withholding.

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How you can locate your ABN

ABN Lookup

ABN Lookup is a free tool provided by Biz Australia and Registration. This allows you to find the ABNs of all registered businesses. The ABN lookup should be your first port of call if you want to find out your ABN. To find your ABN, all you have to do is search your business’s name.

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