How do I find the right licences or registration permits to run my business?” or “Where can I find all the permits I need in the one place?”

The answer? Search ABLIS.

ABLIS or the Australian Business Licence and Information Service – helps you find government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines for your business – all in one handy location!


Search ABLIS and find out what registrations you need for your business:

If you are starting, operating, growing, or closing a business, ABLIS will reduce the run-around and give you the time to get on with business.

Find out which government licences and registrations apply to your business, and create and download a personalised report containing:

  • A summary of state or territory, local and Australian government requirements relevant to your business.
  • Information about licence fees, how to apply, periods of cover and renewals.
  • How to access application and renewal forms.
  • Where to go for more help and information.

The search facility will guide you through a series of questions and answers to find the compliance and support information you need to start, run or grow your business