Useful Links That Are Really Useful!

Australian and New Zealand business owners will find the following resources very handy. Within these sites there is a wealth of information and guidance for the small business entrepreneur, and best of all, it’s Free!

General Business Information

img Business Entry Point

Information is provided on opening and running a business, employment guidelines, business assistance, legal issues, education and training, and licensing and registration.
img Micro Business Network

Offers advice and support for micro businesses.
img My Business Success

Provides business information for small/medium enterprises
img Sensis

Information, advertising and business directory provider as well as business index reports and case studies.
img Women in small business information site


This is a gateway to information on business tools, chat groups, courses, grants.

Government Business Assistance

img Australian Securities And Investment Commission (ASIC)

A great site to do research on companies and business names
img National Office For The Information Economy

A government agency that provides information and addresses issues of a technical, regulatory and social nature to the information economy.
img Consumer One-Stop Shop For Information

The Federal government’s one-stop shop for consumer protection
img Ministerial Council On Consumer Affairs

Information on State and Federal fair trading laws, consumer protection laws, trade measurement and credit laws.
img Centrelink

Provides information on entitlements and benefits, as well as information useful to employers.
img Austrade Export Hotline

Provides help for exporters and generation of investment, with information on international trade projects, export advice and government assistance.
img Australian Industrial Relations Commission

Provides information booklets on termination of employment, lists of awards, procedures and legislation.
img National OH&S Commission

Outlines national OH&S strategy, national standards and codes of practice, and features the OH&S guide for employers.
img Australian Law Online

Provides links to Commonwealth, State and Territory governments legal information and services.
img Commonwealth Government Entry Point

Provides links to all government departments
img Australian Bureau Of Statistics

Provides Census data, links to the major statistics on a range of subjects, and a guide to available products.
img Australia Taxation Office

Information on the tax system for individuals, business and tax practitioners. A search facility enables users to locate information on subjects of interest.
img Reserve Bank Of Australia

This site contains statistical information relating to exchange rates, commodity price index, inflation, and media releases and research papers.
img Wagenet – Fact Sheets

Pertinent information in relation to the employer and employee obligations and responsibilities.

Finance & Insurance


Compares bank accounts, loans, interest rates, fees etc of the various banks and financial institutions and also provides tips and advice.

Delivers accurate, unbiased information on all aspects of personal finance, including credit cards, home loans, car loans and personal loan options.
img International Exchange Rates

Contains a currency converter.
img Australian Stock Exchange

The official site of the Australian Stock Exchange