Get your ABN to start working in Australia.
An ABN is not the same as a TFN. A TFN is for personal tax purposes, whereas an ABN is required for business dealings. If you are a backpacker and want to be self-employed while in Australia, then you need to apply for an ABN. That is, you will be entitled to have an ABN, if you are carrying on a business in Australia.
You will require ABN for the following reasons:
If your business has an annual turnover of $75,000 or more, you must register for GST and you’ll need an ABN to do this. If your business has a lower annual turnover, it’s up to you whether you register or not.
You can apply for your ABN through Tax Shark. Just provide us with the necessary information such as your name, address, date of birth, TFN, etc. which will be required for proper registration. The postal address you include in your application form is where you will be receiving your ABN after maximum of 28 days.