State Government Resources for Business

  • BIP - Business and Industry Portal - The Business and Industry Portal is designed for businesses to readily access and find relevant information for your business lifecycle (e.g. starting, running, growing)
  • DSD Department of State Development – Leading the delivery of Economic Development outcomes for Queensland. -
  • DAF - Department Agriculture and Fisheries – Responsible for animal and plant industries, bio-security and fisheries -
  • Worksafe Queensland – publications, forms and educational resources about Workplace Health and safety Queensland
  • TIQ Trade and Investment Queensland - TIQ has offices throughout the world, as well as local representatives throughout Queensland to assist local businesses start the export journey –   
  • TAFE Queensland - Designed to enhance the business skills, profitability and growth of small businesses, Small Business Solutions provides small business owners the opportunity to get real business assistance from accredited industry professionals.
  • Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business & the Commonwealth Games - provides leadership in making Queensland an attractive destination for tourists, investment and events, supported by strong, capable and responsive small businesses.

Federal Government Resources for Business

  • ABLIS - Australian Business Licence and Information Service - ABLIS helps you find the government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines you need to know about to meet your compliance responsibilities.
  • ABA – Australian Business Account - Register for the Australian Business Account (ABA), to better manage all your government-related licences, permits and registrations -
  • ABR – Australian Business Register – Register, update or verify your ABN details online -
  • ASIC – Australian Security & Investment Commission - Australia's corporate, markets and financial services regulator, Portal to Register Business Name -
  • IP Australia – Intellectual Property Australia – Apply for trademarks or Patents online -
  • – Simple access to information and services for business. Grants and Assistance for Clean Technology, R & D tax Concession, Import and Export assistance, manufacturing and innovations funds. -
  • Enterprise Connect – Enterprise Connect offers comprehensive, confidential advice and support to eligible Australian small and medium businesses. Programs including Business Review, researchers in business grant, technology partnerships and enterprise learning -
  • ATO – Australian tax Office – Business Activity Statements, Small business assistance, Calculate PAYG, Tax Rates and codes, calculators and tools
  • FWO – Fair Work Ombudsman - Advice and help to understand your workplace rights and responsibilities. Information about employment, awards, leave entitlements, complaints and resources. -
  • Australian Trade and Investment Commission - Austrade – Assistance for Australian businesses, education institutions and tourism operators to develop international markets. Austrade have connections through an extensive global network of contacts, leveraging the badge of government offshore and providing quality advice and services -
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics - This page is designed to assist small business operators with market research, profiling customers and planning a business case. Links are provided to relevant ABS data, training, consultancy services and other useful information -
  • Department of Employment  - Job seekers interested in starting and running a small business may be able to get practical small business training, business mentoring and financial assistance from the Australian Government -