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Doing Things Differently but it's Business As Usual

Start a Business in Australia

Starting a business in Australia can be a daunting task.  ASIC regulation and other State and Federal laws must be navigated to ensure compliance, so you are ready to legally trade.

Each business is different and has different needs.  Whether you’re an internet start-up selling goods needing compliant Australian Consumer Law sales terms, or a full service trade needing service agreements, credit terms, trademarks, employment agreements, and the like; we can help with everything you need.

Knowing where to start is the first battle, and we recommend an Initial Consultation to get things started.

At an initial consult, we can have an open, frank discussion on where you are at, how you see your business trading in the future.  We can then provide some tailored legal advice for your business, and help provide a plan for the best way to get things off the ground. 

Here are a few of the services we offer as Business Start-Up Lawyers...

The Right Setup

Structuring a new business starts with deciding how to best structure the business, both for now, and for the future. Read more on business structuring.


A bit of money to start is always required. You could get an ABN and trade for a few hundred dollars, but no doubt you'll need some plant, equipment, insurances, or registrations first.


Unless you plan on doing all the work yourself, you'll need some employees. Either extra 'front-end' workers (who provide a service), or 'back-end' staff who handle business and administration.

The Right Setup

Structuring a new business starts with deciding how to best structure the business, both for now, and for the future. Read more on business structuring.

Tax Accountant

The ATO will always want a cut of your hard work. Having a Tax Accountant on board early will help make sure your business is tax efficient.

Terms of Sale

Whether you sell B2B or to consumers, setting out clear terms and conditions of business is paramount. You need to control your liability to customers.


Most goods and services sold in or from Australia must include GST. There are some exceptions and nuances though. Be sure to advertise the GST


Word of mouth only takes you so far. Modern marketing is web based, heavy on social media. It can be highly rewarding, but is also risky.

Point of Sale

How will you actually get paid? Whilst cash remains king, most people want to pay instantly, using a card or smartphone. Be ready to accept payments.

ASIC Compliance

A company is well regulated, and must ensure it is always compliant with ASIC regulations. Its not only about annual statements.


Always have a eye on future growth, and expansion. Think about a 3-year plan, a 5-year plan and even a 10-year plan. Think about how will you might exit the business and retire.


Public Liability Insurance is a must. You'll also need Workcover if you have staff (or independent contractors). You may need business insurance, and most professional will need professional indemnity insurance.


Every aspect of your business will involve a contractual relationship. Make sure you take the time to read contracts, agreements and terms, and understand how they might effect your business.

Why Choose Queensland Legal

Queensland Legal is proudly operated by Michael Turner, the Principal Lawyer and Solicitor.

My ambition extends beyond mere legal representation; I am committed to fostering enduring partnerships with my clients, built on a foundation of trust and mutual respect.

It is my objective to continually deliver exceptional value to your business, ensuring prosperity and growth for years to come.

Let Queensland Legal be your partner in navigating the complexities of the legal landscape, securing a successful future for your business.

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