GST explained


Goods and services tax (GST) is a tax of 10% on most goods, services and other items sold or consumed in Australia. If your business is registered for GST, you have to collect this extra money (one-eleventh of the sale price) from your customers. You pay this to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) when it’s due.

Check if your business needs to register for GST


You must register for GST if:

  • your business has a GST turnover of $75,000 or more
  • your non-profit organisation has a GST turnover of $150,000 or more
  • you provide taxi or limousine travel (including ride-sourcing services like Uber, GoCatch, Didi or OLA) regardless of your GST turnover
  • you want to claim fuel tax credits for your business, regardless of your GST turnover

If you’re a non-resident there are special rules that may apply to you.

Otherwise, registration for GST is optional.

Register for GST (and other taxes)

If you already have an Australian business number (ABN), register for GST online through the Business Registration Service. You can use the same form to register for other taxes at the same time.

Don’t have an ABN yet? You can register for GST at the same time you register for an ABN.

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