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You can apply to have your ABN details removed from public and government view if you believe that you or your family's life may be endangered, for example, where domestic abuse orders are in place.
You need to apply in writing giving reasons for your request and include a statutory declaration with supporting documentation such as:
If you fail to provide evidence your request may be refused.
Please note, if you have not already registered for an ABN, do not apply online. Apply via paper application so you can request suppression of your ABN details at the same time. Both the application and request for suppression of your ABN details should be sent together to the address below.
Please mark your request ‘private and confidential’ and send it to:
The Assistant Registrar
Australian Business Register
PO Box 9977
NEWCASTLE NSW 2300
You will be advised on the outcome of your request in writing within 28 days.
If your request is refused, you can lodge an objection .
Even if your request is successful, certain details from your ABN record will be available to the public including:
For further information, refer to What information can be accessed on the ABR?
Government agencies that have access to your ABN details will also be advised to remove your ABN details from public view.
The electronic version of this document is the only authorised version
Last updated: 18/03/2011
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