Setting up business in Australia or any other foreign country can be difficult when you don’t know or have any contacts. Abdera business services tries hard to provide easy access to people, businesses, government departments for new businesses to Australia. Now you can gather the right information at the right time for quick business success.
Let’s start with key government departments that can help you set up business in Australia –
The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is designed to be the first national point-of-contact for all international investment enquiries. Austrade assists investors by providing the information needed to establish or expand a business in Australia.
They also help international buyers’ source Australian goods and services, and outline what is available for international students who would like to study at Australian educational institutions.
Austrade has offices located in major countries around the world, and specialists with a wide knowledge and expertise in both international and Australian business.
Start here with The Why Australia Benchmark Report
This comprehensive report provides rich data demonstrating why there is no better place than Australia to do business. It examines five key reasons for investing in Australia – its robust economy, dynamic industries, innovation and skills, global ties and strong foundations – and compares Australia’s credentials with other countries.
Not sure which Australian business to turn to for help? Search the Australian Business Directory for thousands of Australian companies, their products and services. You can browse by selecting an industry category, search on a company name, or simply enter a related keyword into the search window below.
Australian Bureau of Statistics
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia’s national statistical agency, providing trusted official statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters of importance to Australia.
The ABS purpose is to inform Australia’s important decisions by partnering and innovating to deliver relevant, trusted, objective data, statistics and insights.
Statistics are available for a wide range of topics such as economy, people, industry, health, labour, social trends, technology and innovation and the environment.
INDUSTRY SPECIFIC RESOURCES
AusTender provides a centralised publication of Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans, and contracts awarded.
You can register for notification to receive automatic email notification of matched business opportunities as they are published.
You can also search in each state or territory for state level tenders.
Boosting innovation, technology and science
Embracing innovation, technology and science is critical to powering the Australian economy to provide jobs and high living standards for all of its citizens.
The National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) sets a focus on science, research and innovation as long-term drivers of economic prosperity, jobs and growth. There have been many initiatives set up by the Australian government to embrace innovation, agility solutions to create jobs and growth in this area.
The Centre for Defence Industry Capability helps small to medium sized businesses improve their capability to work with Defence and take advantage of opportunities in the defence industry.
Their mission is to work with industry and Defence to build a world-class, globally competitive and sustainable Australian industry as a fundamental input to Defence capability. They partner with industry, Defence, and state and territory governments to combine knowledge and networks towards this goal.
SET UP BUSINESS IN AUSTRALIA
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is the Australian Government’s principal revenue collection agency for individuals and all businesses. Their role is to manage and shape the tax, excise and superannuation systems that fund Australia.
ASIC is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator. They regulate Australian companies, financial markets, financial services organisations and professionals who deal and advise in investments, superannuation, insurance, deposit taking and credit.
They are an independent Commonwealth Government body, set up under and administering the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (ASIC Act), and carry out most of our work under the Corporations Act 2001 (Corporations Act).
They have powers to protect consumers against misleading or deceptive and unconscionable conduct affecting all financial products and services, including credit.
This is the Australian Government agency that administers intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder’s rights.
IP Australia will help you and your business with what’s involved in the application and management process.
This department facilitates Australia’s economic transformation through investment, science and innovation. It supports businesses and employees as they manage market disruptions and seek new opportunities, including those presented by digital technology.
They promote the growth and transformation of internationally competitive industries by enabling business investment, collaboration and international engagement in growth sectors, as well as helping to overcome barriers to their success.
This is a good source of data and insights on the analysis of major economic factors affecting Australia’s industries, regions and economy. As well, as funding and incentives to ensure Australian businesses and industries can compete and thrive on an international scale.
The Dept of Home Affairs is the place to go to find out how you or your business colleagues can work in Australia and which visa you’ll need. There are different permanent and temporary visas you can apply for depending on your business’ circumstances, skills or through nomination by a business.
The Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa
Australia has a provisional visa specifically designed to allow you to own and manage a business in Australia, conduct business and investment activity in Australia or undertake an entrepreneurial activity in Australia.
Read more about the Business Innovation and Investment visa here.
STATE GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
Depending on which state in Australia you are starting your business in, there is a variety of state government departments to support you.
VIC Invest Victoria
TAS Invest Tasmania
Australia has many work hubs in major cities as well as in regional centres for start-ups and entrepreneurs requiring flexible workspaces. It is a great way to connect with Australians and other companies to grow your business in Australia.
If you need other support such as legal, immigration or warehousing we have a great list of proven and respected partners we are happy to recommend.
Doing business in Australia – get ready, set up and go with Abdera business services. Call on +61 2 8916 6259 or contact us now.