Useful Links

Trying to find a high-quality, useful site on the web can often be time consuming. To save you the trouble we have compiled a list of websites we have found to be valuable sources of information. Click a link to access a site.

ABN or Business Name Search
Website: www.abr.business.gov.au

Australian Retailers Association
Promoting and protecting retailers. Phone: 1300 368 041, Website: www.retail.org.au

Australian Taxation Office
Business tax enquiries: 13 28 66, Personal tax enquiries: 13 28 61, or Superannuation enquiries: 13 10 20
Website: www.ato.gov.au

AusIndustry
Commonwealth Government agency for supporting industry research and innovation. Phone: 132 846
Website: www.ausindustry.gov.au

AusTrade
Information on export assistance, research and development grants, etc. Phone: 132 878
Website: www.austrade.gov.au

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australia’s official statistical organisation. Phone: (02) 9268 4111, Website: www.abs.gov.au

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
Information regarding trade, pricing and regulations. Phone: (02) 9230 9133, Website: www.accc.gov.au

Australian Customs Service
Import and Export regulations. Phone: 1300 363 263 Website: www.customs.gov.au

Australian Government Environment Rebates
Energy efficient homes, rainwater initiatives, renewable energy, solar panels, green loans
Website: www.environment.gov.au/rebates

Australian Government Information
Link to various Government services online. Website: www.australia.gov.au

Australian Government Tenders
Information on applying for current and forthcoming Government Tenders.
Federal Website Address: www.australia.gov.au/topics/business-and-industry/government-contracts-and-tenders

NSW Website: www.tenders.nsw.gov.au

Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Incorporation of companies. Phone: 1300 300 630 Website: www.asic.gov.au

Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) – Southern Sydney
Non-profit organisation which provides small business with advice, seminars, services, mentoring and networking opportunities.
Phone: 9545 5900,  Website: www.becsouthernsydney.com.au

Business Entry Point
Federal Government website providing information for businesses and links to most major government departments.
Register your business name in your state or territory. Includes links to all state and territory bodies.
Phone: 132 846, Website: www.business.gov.au

Centrelink
Assisting people to become self-sufficient and supporting those in need.
Business Hotline: 13 1158, Family Assistance Office: 13 6150, Website: www.centrelink.gov.au

Department of Fair Trading
Information about the laws on business registration, licensing and permit requirements.
Phone: 133 220, Website: www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au

Department of State and Regional Development
Information for people starting and managing a small business. Website: www.smallbiz.nsw.gov.au

Exempt Cars for Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT)
For eligible vehicle types, click here

Family Assistance Office
Australian Government department which provides Australian families with access to a variety of government services.
Phone: 13 61 50;  Website: http://www.familyassist.gov.au

Franchising Counselling Centre
Advice on starting or buying a franchise. Phone: (02) 9482 7339, Website:  www.franchisecentre.com.au

Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
For general information and referral service. Phone: 1800 804 536, Website:www.ipta.org.au

IP Australia
Patents, trademarks, design and intellectual property. Phone: 1300 651 010, Website:www.ipaustralia.gov.au

NSW Office of State Revenue
Duties: 1300 139 814, Payroll tax: 1300 139 815, Land tax: 1300 139 816, Website:www.osr.gov.au

NSW Office of Industrial Relations
State awards information and assistance. Phone: 131 628, Website:www.industrialrelations.nsw.gov.au

Register.com
Search availability of Domain Names and Email names. Website:www.register.com

Shire Business
Information and assistance for businesses in the Sutherland Shire.
Phone: (02) 9710 0607, Website:http://www.shirebusiness.com.au

Workplace.gov.au
Employment and workplace relations services for Australians. Phone: 1300 363 264,
Website: www.workplace.gov.au

Other Useful Sites

Business Development
Flying Solo
My Business
Chartered Accountants – Working in Business
Search sites
Australian Postcodes
Green Car Guide
Red Book Car Guide
Street Directory
Where Is
White Pages
Yahoo7
Yellow Pages

Finance & Shares
Australian Securities Exchange
Australian Stock Exchange Indices
Reserve Bank – daily exchange rates
Sydney Futures Exchange
New Zealand Stock Exchange
The NASDAQ Stock Market
American Stock Exchange
London Stock Exchange

Useful Tools
Exchange Rate Calculator
Family Tax Benefit Calculator

News, Weather & Time
Australian
The Age
Business Spectator
Current Time & World Time Zones
Financial Review
Financial Times
Herald Sun
Sydney Morning Herald
Wall Street Journal
Weather Zone
Yahoo7
Government – Other States & Territories (excluding NSW)
ACT Revenue Office
Queensland Office of State Revenue
Revenue SA
State Revenue Office Tasmania
State Revenue Office of Victoria
State Revenue Department of Western Australia
Territory Revenue Management

Software
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Apple Australia
Attache
ICAA Business Software Guide
MAUS
Microsoft
MYOB
Quicken
Sage

Note: The website links provided on this page are for general interest only. We do not necessarily endorse any products and services offered by the websites listed on this page.