On May 5, 2017

Business Information Sheet – Business Compliance

There are many aspects of legal obligation and compliance that apply to a business owner.

We recommend you review this list to become aware of all the areas that may apply to your business.

This list is not exhaustive. There may be other obligations that apply to your business; for example, if you are in a regulated industry or not-for-profit or import/export business there may be additional compliance requirements.



Payroll Tax



Land Tax

ATO Lodgements

  • Business Tax Enquiries line 13 28 66

Legal Considerations

Registrations and Licenses

Industry Considerations

Industry and Professional Associations in your state:


Do you need any or all of the following?

  • Business Insurance
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Product Liability Insurance
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Directors and Officers Insurance

Fair Trade


Record Keeping and Accounting

Intellectual Property

Emergency Planning

Standards and Codes of Practice

Dispute Resolution



Employing Workers

Modern Awards, Entitlements, Allowances and the NES

 Policies and Procedures and Staff Manual

Search web for examples or talk to Workforce Guardian

Business Victoria has some great templates

Keeping Employee Records

 Equal Opportunity and Anti-Discrimination


Contractors vs Employees

Occupational Health and Safety

  • See also your state’s information on Workcover


General Assistance


Please let us know if you require advice or information on any of these areas, or other specialised areas; we are happy to assist.

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