A guide to setting up a business in Australia

February 28, 2024

In this guide to setting up a business in Australia, McLean Delmo Bentleys offers expert advice on establishing a business, complying with local regulations and understanding reporting obligations services to guide companies through the establishment process, ensuring successful market entry.

The guide to establishment services in Australia is an overview of the areas for consideration when setting up a business in Australia. For more detailed information on setting up a business in Australia, please get in touch.

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Business structure and compliance

When entering the Australian market, selecting the appropriate business structure is critical. Options include a representative office, branch, or subsidiary, each with distinct regulatory, tax, and operational implications. The guide covers Australian taxation issues, repatriation of profits, compliance with the Corporations Act, and financial reporting obligations, tailored to your long-term strategy and operational scale.

International taxation and strategic planning

Effective tax planning is essential for minimising liabilities and maximising returns. The international guide offers an overview of useful strategic advice on tax structuring, focusing on mitigating tax leakage and enhancing after-tax returns for shareholders.

Corporate secretarial and compliance duties

Understanding company secretarial requirements and maintaining compliance with Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) regulations is vital for operational integrity. Services you may need include registration, maintenance of company registers, and fulfilment of ongoing corporate secretarial obligations.

Taxation, accounting, and immigration services

This guide includes an overview of taxation compliance, accounting support, and immigration services, ensuring your business meets all legal requirements while focusing on growth. From obtaining an Australian Business Number (ABN) and Tax File Number (TFN) to managing fringe benefits tax and GST obligations, our team provides end-to-end support.

Setting up a business in Australia requires careful planning and expert advice. For more detailed advice please get in touch.