Your business may need other licences, permits or registrations to operate.
State government licences
Some businesses need licences to operate. These are usually issued by your state government. Most states have a small business department that can tell you what licences you need and how to get them.
You may need a council permit to operate your business; for example, to use a building for a specific purpose, or sell food or dangerous goods. Check any requirements with your local council.
If you’re in business you should get an Australian business number (ABN). You may also need to register for certain tax obligations and entitlements. We use registration to manage the tax and superannuation systems fairly for all businesses and their employees.