The Treasury provides advice on small business policy issues and assists the Australian Government in developing an internationally competitive and productive environment for small businesses.
Small business policy
The Treasury is responsible for a suite of initiatives to support small business, enterprise development, and ensure that small business interests are reflected in Australia’s broader economic reform.
Assistance for small business
- Australian Business Securitisation Fund
- Business Growth Fund
- Employee Share Schemes
- Financial Reporting Thresholds
- Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Programme
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman commenced operation on 11 March 2016.
The role of the ASBFEO is to:
- Advocate for small businesses and family enterprises;
- Provide access to dispute resolution services; and
- Ensure government policies are small business ‘friendly’.
The Ombudsman replaces the former office of the Australian Small Business Commissioner.
Small business reforms
- Achieving Best Practice Consultation with Small Business: a guide for government
This guide intends to encourage agencies to design policies or regulatory proposals that deliver improved outcomes for Australian small business.
- Consultations and submissions
This page provides an overview of recent and current consultations being undertaken in the Treasury portfolio.
- Australian small business statistics
- Australian Government payments to small business
- Australia is a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Party on Small and Medium Enterprises and Entrepreneurship.
- Australia is a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group and collaborates with other APEC working groups.
- Small Business campaign