What is Business Connect?

Business Connect is the online platform where businesses can manage licences and permits from across government in one place.

We've built the platform so you don't have to

Business Connect is one of a range of initiatives the government is delivering to help make our small businesses the best supported in the world.

What government agencies get with Business Connect

  • Better quality, more complete data – leading to improved compliance and higher quality applications
  • Options for API integrations with payment systems and back-end processes.
  • A library of reusable components that make it easy to quickly deliver new services.

Business Connect is free for government agencies and councils, so you'll also save the time, expense and headache of designing, building and maintaining your own online application services.

Business Connect for councils

Business Connect for government agencies

What business customers get with Business Connect

  • A consistent, customer-friendly experience across councils and government agencies.
  • A faster and more transparent experience when dealing with government.
  • One place to apply for, manage and renew licences, permits and registrations.

Business Connect for businesses

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How it works

Business Connect is an easy-to-use, modular system that agencies and councils can instantly plug in and link from their existing websites.


Faster, smarter, secure online forms – developed by government, for government.

Available services

See all the services available on Business Connect now – and what we've got coming up soon.


This roadmap takes us through to January 2024 and will be updated as we find new opportunities.

Week notes

These weekly posts are designed to give some insight into what is happening inside the Business Connect team and allow us to share what we’re learning and achieving.

Release notes

Release notes for 12 December 2023.

Technical specifications

The underlying platform for Business Connect is a rules-driven, no-code application.

Last updated: 18 December 2023