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The Business Registration Service (BRS) joins a range of existing Commonwealth business registration services to provide a streamlined and improved user experience. It will significantly reduce the time and complexity to register a new business, or apply for additional registrations in one place at business.gov.au.

  • BRS is part of the Government’s $5.5 billion Growing Jobs and Small Business package to help small businesses invest more, grow and employ more Australians.
  • On 29 June 2018, the Business Registration Service was moved from Beta to Live.

Features of BRS

It enables sole traders, companies, partnerships, trusts and superannuation to apply for:

  • Business name and company name and checks the availability of a proposed business or company name as part of ASIC registration.
  • Australian Business Number, various tax registrations, and AUSkey- ATO registrations.

The BRS service includes a Help me decide tool that can be used by business intenders to work out:

  • the best business structure for their needs
  • the relevant business and tax registrations to apply for including:
    • Pay As You Go Withholding
    • Goods and Services Tax
    • Fringe Benefit Tax
    • Luxury Car Tax
    • Wine Equalisation Tax
    • Fuel Tax Credits.

Benefits of BRS for government

  • BRS is a cost effective service that provides a joined up service for multiple Commonwealth and State government agencies.
  • It is a whole of government platform that will improve the quality of how business can interact with government now and into the future.

Benefits of BRS for business

  • BRS is a simpler, clearer and faster way to register a business.
  • It supports existing businesses and individuals seeking to establish a business to meet their obligations and avoid applying for registrations they don’t need.
  • BRS will save businesses time and money, as data can be re-used and there is no longer a need to move between different agency websites or complete multiple forms asking for similar information

Business capability

  • We are already working with a number of government agencies to integrate with BRS and provide services for small business clients across tiers of government, for example Service NSW.
  • We provide customer support through our contact centre. Our specialist agents have between five to ten years’ experience in small business operation. Our agents are trained to provide advice and support tailored to the needs of your customers.
  • When using BRS, our returning users and existing businesses can use their digital credentials (AUSkey, Manage ABN Connections/MyGov linked to ABN) to log-in and check the progress of an application or to apply for new tax registrations.

Additional Information

BRS provides the following levels of service to government agencies. Your agency can access one or more of the options outlined below:

  • Hyperlink to BRS. A simple link to BRS from jurisdictional websites guides users through to the one stop shop for Commonwealth registrations in BRS.
  • Send BRS registrants to other services. The Application Summary screen on the BRS service sends recent registrants to ABLIS and IP Australia. Collaborate with us to extend this service to provide a new Business registrant with a simplified service.
  • Consuming APIs. Pull data from BRS to your own jurisdiction-branded website by making use of the ‘share statuses API’. Service NSW have already demonstrated the value of being able to give a holistic service to a client as they work through the process of fulfilling their obligations, with the registrant able to view the status of each of their Commonwealth and State applications within Service NSW.
  • Development of a new API. Collaborate with us to develop APIs and create a solution that best supports your agency’s requirements.

Contact Us

For more information, contact our Engagement Team to arrange an initial discussion.

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Last updated: 27 August 2018

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