Business Set Up in Australia

Doing Business in Australia is extremely favourable. Australia is an open, stable, and globally well-connected economy. If you want to establish a business in Australia then reach out to us at Enterslice. We provide all-inclusive solutions for your business expansion in Australia.

Benefits of Doing Business in Australia

The benefits of doing business in Australia are as follows:

Open Market

Minimal restrictions on the import of goods and services

Strong Legal Framework

Strength and resilience of the economy

World Leading and Dynamic Industries

Innovation and skills

Global connection

Highly skilled workforce

Political and economic stability

Business-friendly incentives

Diverse consumer market

Different Types of Business Structures in Australia

The type of business structures available in Australia are as follows:

Proprietary Limited Companies

A proprietary limited company is similar to a private limited company or an LLC. This entity is the most adopted business structure by foreign investors wanting to establish their businesses in Australia. For the incorporation of this company, at least one resident director is required. The maximum number of shareholders in a proprietary company cannot exceed 50. These companies can be 100% foreign-owned entities and set up with an initial capital of $1. These companies must register for the Goods and Services Tax if their annual turnover crosses the mark of AUD 75,000. These companies are required to add ‘pty. Ltd’ with their company name.

Public Companies

Public companies are those entities that have been permitted by law to raise money from the general public by offering their shares for sale, generally by listing them on the stock exchanges. These companies have to attach 'Ltd.' with their names. For their registration, they need to have a minimum of one member, at least 3 directors, and one secretary, and at least two of those directors are required to be residents of Australia. Unlike proprietary companies, public companies are required to appoint an auditor.


A partnership in Australia is usually set up by general partners who are either liable for their partner's activities or only up to their contribution to the partnership. These structures are traditionally adopted by accountancy and law firms. For incorporation of a partnership in Australia, the partnership must have at least one resident partner. Income and losses are shared among the partners, and the partners' annual tax returns are filed individually. However, if their annual revenue exceeds the mark of $75,000, then GST registration becomes mandatory.


Trust is another kind of business structure adopted by small family-owned businesses in Australia or larger businesses with more than one family involved tend to use the unit or fixed trusts. Trusts in Australia are not considered separate legal entities and do not pay taxes on their own. The income generated by the trust is distributed to its beneficiaries, and the beneficiaries then pay taxes on their income. Trusts are established by a deed and not via registration with the ASIC. The trusts are required to carry on business and have to obtain the Australian Business Number. Every trust should have to appoint a trustee and a public officer who is resident in Australia.

Branch office

A foreign parent company usually forms a branch office. The branch office in Australia is a mere extension of the parent company to carry out operations in Australia. The branch office in Australia can carry out profit-making operations. A foreign company would have to register the branch office with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), and the company will be assigned an Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN). This is mandatory as the Australian branch is carrying out business. The Corporations Act 2001 makes it compulsory for a foreign parent company is required to appoint a representative for the branch office. This is mandatory to ensure that the branch office follows compliance. In order to set up a branch office in Australia, a registered office must be present having a local address. The Branch Offices are also required to submit annual financial reports to ASIC.

Representative Office

A representative office in Australia can be used for research and market research purposes but cannot conduct commercial activities or business in Australia. It allows the company to conduct limited and non-commercial activities, making it an ideal choice for companies who want to increase their global presence worldwide or to conduct market and R&D before entering the Australian market. It is cost-effective and simple to set up a representative office in Australia.

Different Types of Taxes in Australia


Corporate Income Tax

Goods and Service Tax

Excise Duty

Land Tax

Environmental Tax

Stamp Duty

Customs Duty

Wine equalization Tax

Luxury Car Tax

Fringe Benefits Tax

Petroleum Resource Rent Tax

About our Services

Enterslice is one of the leading management consultancy firms which offers end-to-end business set-up, financial, regulatory, taxation, legal, and advisory services to early-stage businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurs, and large corporate houses across the globe.

Our Australia Entry Strategy services involve the following services:

About the Australia Entry Strategy

Our Australia Entry Strategy is classified into the following:

Business Set-up Services

Business Structures available in Australia are Proprietary Limited Companies, Public Companies, partnerships, trusts, Branch offices, and Representative offices. Our business set-up services include advisory related to the type of business structure you should opt for to set up business in Australia. Our team will assist you in the business registration process, in opening a bank account for the business, and in post-registration compliance.

Consultancy on Managing the Business

Our consultants formulate a strategic plan for establishing and operating the business depending on your business needs. We formulate a budget and develop cash flows for your business. We also review internal control processes and conduct business reviews. We provide advisory on issues related to the management of the business.

Legal Advisory Services

Our legal experts provide legal advice on business operations, finances, IP protection, etc. We also draft legal Documents for your business and review and compile the required Paper works. We also ensure that all legal and regulatory compliance are duly complied with.

Accounting and Audit Advisory Services

Our experts provide bookkeeping services and assuring the proper maintenance of different accounting records. This involves keeping thorough and organized financial records, such as cash books, general ledgers, fixed asset registers, and accounts receivable and payable sub-ledgers. In addition to this, we also provide financial reporting, accounting guidance, and bookkeeping services. They aid in the production of accurate financial accounts, ensure conformity to accounting standards, and offer qualified advice on difficult accounting matters. The accounts and financial statements are prepared to reflect the true and fair view of the company’s operations. On behalf of our clients, we ensure that the accounting and audit requirements are fulfilled.

Tax Advisory Services

Our tax experts will assist you in effectively managing your tax obligations and identifying opportunities to lower tax expenses. We ensure that the tax return is timely filed. We provide advisory on direct as well as indirect taxes. As the globe becomes increasingly linked, businesses regularly engage in cross-border transactions with intricate tax ramifications. Our clients obtain thorough advice on international tax compliance, double taxation agreements, transfer pricing, and international tax planning by using our worldwide tax consultancy services. Our knowledge aids companies in overcoming the difficulties associated with international taxes and strengthening their worldwide tax position.

Intellectual Property Advisory Services

Our IP Experts assist in IP Compliance. We assist in getting IP registration by filling out applications for registration and compiling relevant Documents. Our team of IP experts also advice on IP compliance and IP Protection. We also assist in enforcing IP rights against any infringement.

FAQ Section

The Australian currency is dollars and cents. The dollar is denoted as “$” and cents are denoted as “¢”.

Yes, Enterslice helps in choosing the type of corporate structure in Australia depending upon your business wants and the financial resources available.

Enterslice is a leading consultancy firm that provides legal, accounting, tax, and business management solutions to enterprises across the globe.

The benefits of opting for Enterslice for your business set-up in Australia are as follows:

i. Professional Support

ii. 24*7 Customer Support

iii. Highly Integrated IT Team

iv. Tailor-made solution for our clients

v. Competent Team of Lawyers, CAs, Cost Accountants, CSs, and CPAs.

vi. All-inclusive solution for our clients

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