Start or buy a business

This page has information about how to start or set up a business.

The Australian Government has developed a set of business topics to help you start, run and grow a business. 

The topics aim to provide you with quality information in a simple, quick and easy-to-read format.

They include links to other government websites to help save you time and money in finding the business answers you're looking for.

You can find out about all of the following topics:

  • starting a business
  • business planning
  • business structures and types
  • tax, finance and insurance
  • selling goods and services
  • employing people
  • skills and training
  • selling or closing your business.

Business guides, plans, templates and checklists are also available.

To find out more go to the business topics page at the Australian Government's Business website.

For more information about starting a business, go to start, run and grow a business.

Last updated: 13 October 2017