Welcome to NAB Startup

As an entrepreneur with a startup business idea, you don’t want to spend all your time on paperwork. That’s where NAB Startup can help. We make getting your business registered a smoother and easier process.

How to start a business in Australia

Register your business name

Enter your company information with EasyCompanies to check your company name is available. Then they'll get your business registered with the relevant bodies like ASIC, and your ABN or ACN sorted. From there, choose additional start-up services you need, like domain name and email.

Receive your documents via email

You’ll then be emailed all the official documents for your new business, including confirmation for all the services you selected as soon as they’re approved (such as ABN, ACN, ASIC certificate, company register, domain details and tax receipt).

You've started-up your business!

Once received, you're ready to set-up a business bank account with NAB and get started with trading, issuing invoices, receiving revenue and building your business.

Get off to an easy start with EasyCompanies

To help get you started as quickly and efficiently as possible, NAB have chosen to work with EasyCompanies. As the name implies, EasyCompanies is all about making life easy for budding Australian businesses. This is what makes them such a perfect fit for us. One hundred per cent Australian owned and operated, EasyCompanies has the experience and expertise needed to help simplify all types of business applications.

Together, we can help you sort out:

  • ABN or ACN registration
  • domains for your company’s website
  • email accounts for those domains
  • a business invoicing platform
  • a website builder
  • company branded binders.

Fees for EasyCompanies’ services vary, but ABN registration is possible from as low as $49.00. For that you are supported throughout the process and receive updates on your progress in real time. It takes around 15 minutes to complete the application for an ABN or ACN. In most instances you will receive your ABN or ACN within five minutes.

About EasyCompanies

EasyCompanies is used by thousands of new companies every year across Australia.

EasyCompanies isn’t part of NAB - it’s a separate legal entity and is not financially backed by us. Given their expertise and reputation, we’ve partnered with them to offer NAB Startup.

Where to get help

One of the key reasons we partnered with EasyCompanies is their focus on customer support. They’re able to help you at every step of the process. You can find contact details for their support team, opens in new window on the EasyCompanies website.


All your transactions and payments will be directly with EasyCompanies.

The rundown of charges are (incl. GST):

  • ABN registration from $49.00
  • ACN (Company) registration $544.00
  • business name registration - 1 Year $59.00, 3 Years $114.00
  • domain name registration from $29.00.

Although you can register for an ABN for free, with NAB Startup EasyCompanies manages the whole process for you. It’s less hassle for you and you're supported along the way.

Get your business started with EasyCompanies.

Important information

Services such as registering a company or registering an ABN are provided by EasyCompanies Pty Ltd ABN 16 165 152 741. The link to EasyCompanies is provided for your convenience. While NAB’s logo may appear on the EasyCompanies website, EasyCompanies is not affiliated with NAB. NAB is not responsible for and does not control the content of this site. NAB does not support or guarantee the services of EasyCompanies. So any information you choose to provide on the site is not protected by NAB or under NAB’s control. Using the EasyCompanies site is solely at your risk. NAB will not be liable for any loss or damage resulting from your use of any aspect of the EasyCompanies site (including your provision of information to, purchase or goods or services through, or use of functionality or information on, the EasyCompanies website).

The information contained in this article is correct as of July 2018 and is intended to be of a general nature only. It has been prepared without taking into account any person’s objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on this information, NAB recommends that you consider whether it is appropriate for your circumstances. NAB recommends that you seek independent legal, financial, and taxation advice before acting on any information in this article.