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Running a small business in Australia: What you need to know booklet

If you operate or are planning to operate a small business as a registered company or under a registered business name, we have published a booklet that provides handy information on running a small business in Australia.

We acknowledge that many business owners in Australia speak a first language other than English.

To help non-English speaking business owners, we have made this booklet available in other languages, including Arabic, Simplified Chinese and Vietnamese.

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Financial decisions can be complex and overwhelming. ASIC’s Moneysmart website can help you to understand how money works in Australia and support you with your small business finances.

Financial and mental health support for small business

Small Business Financial Counselling

If you or someone you know is struggling with their small business finances, the Small Business Debt Helpline can help. The Helpline is a dedicated small business financial counselling service which offers free, independent, confidential and impartial phone-based support to small business owners nationally. The service is available to any small business, regardless of the cause of their financial hardship. The service can be accessed by calling 1800 413 828 between 9am to 5:30pm AEST Monday to Friday, or by visiting

Mental Health Support for Small Business Owners

Beyond Blue’s NewAccess for Small Business Owners (NASBO) is a guided self-help mental health coaching program. It’s free, confidential and convenient. Available nationally by phone or video call, no GP referral is required. Please visit NewAccess for Small Business Owners (NASBO) - Beyond Blue for enquiry contact details.

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The Customer Contact Centre's (CCC) business hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (local time) in each state and territory.

If you need an interpreter, contact the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 and they will call us with an interpreter so we can help you with your query.

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Last updated: 29/05/2024 11:51