Australian Business Register

The Australian Business Register (ABR) stores details about businesses and organisations when they register for an Australian business number (ABN).

We are authorised by the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999External Link and other taxation laws to collect certain information relating to your entity. We may use business details supplied on the tax return to update the information held in the ABR in relation to your entity. This may include cancelling the ABN if your entity is no longer entitled to be registered in the ABR.

Where authorised by law, selected information on the ABR may be made publicly available and some may be passed on to other Commonwealth, state, territory and local government agencies. These agencies may use ABR information for purposes authorised by their legislation or for carrying out other functions of their agency. Examples of possible uses include registration, reporting, compliance, validation and updating of databases.

You can find details of agencies that regularly receive information from the ABR at Link or to have a list of the agencies sent to you, phone us on 13 92 26 between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

For more information about privacy, the information we collect and how it may be used, see our Privacy statementExternal Link.

Last modified: 10 Aug 2016QC 48217