Following are links to some useful business information sites:

ABN Look Up Tool
A free, simple and quick way to check the details of other businesses.

Australian government agency that helps companies win overseas business.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Management

Australian Securities & Investments Commission
ASIC enforces and regulates company and financial services laws to protect consumers, investors and creditors.

Australian Taxation Office

Business Entry Point
An Australian Government site for setting up, managing and expanding your business.

Business Licensing Information Service
Provides information on licensing, registration or permission requirements to start a business.

E-business Guide
An Australian guide to doing business online.

Provides a listing of the types of grants provided by the Australian Government.

Aims to promote and support the development of innovation, and to assist innovators.

IP Australia
IP Australia grants patents, registers designs and trade marks.

Office of Fair Trading & Business Affairs
Provides information on rights and responsibilities for consumers, traders, renters and landlords.

Office of the Small Business Commissioner
Dedicated to promoting a competitive and fair operating environment for small business.

Vic Export
An introduction to the process of exporting

Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI)
An independent, non-government body representing the needs of employers.

Victorian Workcover Authority
VWA is the manager of Victoria’s workplace safety system.

Provides information about wages and conditions for work that is covered by federal awards and agreements.