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    Interested
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    Hello everyone. I currently own a business in South Africa and it is very likely that we will be immigrating to Australia within the next two to three years. Having run my own business for a number of years here, I would like to do the same in Australia (or a similar business). We have a range of agencies with factories mostly in Europe and sell the products of our partners directly to our local customers on an Indent basis (technical/industrial products).

    Form of business: I read something that suggested you have two forms of Propriety Limited. One a simplified version for small companies, with the aim of simplifying the bureaucratic requirements. I think that this is only possible for a single person owner. Is this correct? Any suggestions or info that could assist would be appreciated.

    Location: It seems that each state has different requirements for registration etc. We are likely to be in Sydney, where can I get details from?

    Costs & Procedures: I would like to find out what is involved in getting registered as a business and what the costs are at start up.

    Name/brand: How can I find out if a business name is already registered in Australia and can I make an application from South Africa to register a business?

    A lot of questions for a first hello! It is quite strange to not know anything at all about this stuff.

    Thanks for any advice and comments.
    Kind regards

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    Hallo and welcome – first stop is the Australian Tax Office where you can get lots of info and links to registering business numbers etc.
    http://www.ato.gov.au

    The Starting a Business Section begins here
    http://www.ato.gov.au/businesses/default.asp?menu=43539

    Australian Business Register
    http://www.abr.gov.au/ABR_BC/ and

    search for current business names
    http://www.abr.business.gov.au/(rfpcvc45cibam0ajqxkfqq55)/main.aspx

    You should also have a good accountant.
    Our financial year is 1 July to 30 June.

    Cheers.

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    Robert Gerrish
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    Karen – that is so thorough of you, what a gem!

    All I’d add is to review some of the Government information we have here.

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    Thanks for the information, you have given me much to read up.

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    work4me
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    Interested, post: 4499 wrote:
    Thanks for the information, you have given me much to read up.

    Hi Interested, I am an ex-Saffa living and Sydney and have recently started my own business. I’ve been in Australia for 4 years and am now an Australian citizen. Registration etc. is fairly easy and straight forward but I am not sure that you would actually be able to register much, if you are not resident yet. Especially for company registration, at least some of the officers need to be resident in Australia.

    What type of visa are you planning to apply for?

    If you need any specific information, you are more than welcome to ask. The links you got previously are a great start and there is a wealth of information to go through and digest.

    Regards,

    Chris

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