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Register an Indigenous corporation

Indigenous business owners can register their company as an Indigenous corporation through the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations. Indigenous corporations are eligible for additional benefits. 

You don't have to register as an Indigenous corporation. You could register your venture under another business structure.

Read how to register your business as an Indigenous corporation.

Support for Indigenous businesses

We understand that starting a business can be difficult. However, there is support available for indigenous business owners.

Grants and assistance

Businesses, including indigenous businesses, have access to advice, training and financial assistance to start and grow their ventures through grants and business advisers.

COVID-19 business support for Indigenous businesses

Find support for Indigenous businesses impacted by COVID-19 on the Indigenous Business Australia website.

National support and help

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) is a government organisation that provides workshops, advice, business support programmes. In some cases they may also provide business finance to eligible Indigenous business owners.

Indigenous Regional Network (IRN) showcases success stories from Indigenous businesses. IRN can also connect you to other businesses or government programs to help develop your business.

Australian Taxation Office (ATO) provides tax and super information to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people succeed in their business.

Local support and help

Other assistance may be available depending on the type or location of your business. Have a look at the following local business directories and programs: