Understanding Australian business regulation

Understanding Australian regulatory obligations is essential for any business. These regulations are designed to ensure fair competition, sufficient protection for the relevant parties, and integrity in the market.

A number of Australian Government and state and territory government agencies determine business’ regulatory requirements. In some areas, international agreements also impact the Australian environment.

Further information on business regulation in Australia is provided below.

Australian Intellectual Property laws

Information on patent protection, trade mark protection, registering a domain name, design protection, and copyright protection laws in Australia.

Australian Intellectual Property laws

Australian business and environment laws

Information on competition laws, consumer laws, product liability regulation, environmental legislation, and privacy laws in Australia.

Australian business and environment laws

Australian export and import laws

Information on free trade agreements (FTAs), tariffs and duties, and import regulations in Australia.

Australian export and import laws

Financial reporting in Australia

Information on lodging a Business Activity Statement (BAS), financial reporting requirements, and accounting standards in Australia.

Financial reporting in Australia