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New to business checklist

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Are you new to business? To help you get started, the Australian Government has developed a New to business checklist covering many of the basic issues you need to consider.

The checklist contains a series of questions to guide you through the various stages of your business including before you start, when you start, when you buy and when you run your business.

The checklist will be updated on a regular basis, please check that you have the latest version.

Latest version

Version 1.4 is now available incorporating agency and content changes, including Federal Government election changes.

Download a copy

  • Interactive checklist V1.4 (PDF, 1.88MB) - Requires Adobe Reader version 7.5 or above.
    This version of the checklist has a number of interactive features. You can customise your checklist, access direct links to resources, work offline, save your progress, add notes and email a copy to others.
  • Printable checklist V1.4 (PDF, 0.25MB) - Requires Adobe Reader version 5 or above.
    Download this version of the checklist if you prefer to print off a paper copy to work on. To download the latest free Adobe Reader software please visit the Adobe website.