Useful websites - Australia

Government Departments

Commonwealth (Central) Departments

Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural and  Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA)

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Australian Customs Service or

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Therapeutic Goods Administration (Drugs and  Pharmaceuticals)

Department of Industry Science and Resources (ISR)

Invest Australia

Investing in Australia – information on investment programmes

Foreign Investment and Review Board

Australian Quarantine and Inspection Services


Australian Taxation Office


Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

Australian Securities Commission – dealing with registered companies, registration and incorporation of companies

Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority, regulator of  banks , credit union, insurance companies and superannuation funds

Authority that grants trademarks, patents, designs and intellectual property

National Office for the Information Economy

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation(CSIRO)

Australian Technology Showcase

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, information regarding trade, pricing and regulations

Business Entry Point –Tenders & Contracts in Australia,  information on Contracts in Australia &  information on facilities for small businesses in Australia

Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economy

Productivity Commission

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Environment Australia

The Bureau of Meteorology

Standards Association Of Australia

Tariff Guide

Food Standards Australia and labelling requirements

Australian Tourism Commission

State Governments

New South Wales


South Australia

Western Australia


Australian Capital Territory

Northern Territory

Chambers of Commerce and Important Business/Industry Associations

Australian Business Limited (ABL)

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)

Australian Industry Group (AIG)

Australian Information Industries Association (AIIA)

Australian Institution of Engineers (AIE)

Business Council of Australia (BCA)

EC Credit Control Debt Collector

Australian Exhibition Services (AES)

Franchising Association

Information on business events


The National Farmers Federation - news on commodity prices, government policy etc.

Australian Biotechnology Association

NSW State Chamber of Commerce, Sydney

Victorian Employers Chambers of Commerce and Industry,


Commerce Queensland

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia, Perth

Council for International Trade and Commerce of South Australia

South Australia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Adelaide

Indo-Australian Business Associations

Australia India Business Council (AIBC)

Australia India Chamber of Commerce (AICC- NSW)

Australia India Chamber of Commerce (AICC- VIC)