Home-based business This information is compiled by business.gov.au. If you're running a home-based business there are a wide range of government requirements that may apply to you. Things to consider when running a small business from home include taxation, employment, council approval and licensing. Advice & support When you're starting up a home-based business there's a wide range of government advice and support available. Planning To run a successful home business you need to be able to handle a wide variety of issues. Getting started When you set up your office, you may need new furniture, office equipment and information and communications systems. Registration & licences for home-based businesses Our registration and licences topic has information about registration for all new businesses, whether it's in your home or in an office. Taxation for home-based business As with any new business, you'll have a number of tax obligations to comply with when starting up. Insurance for home-based businesses As a home-based business you need to make sure you have the correct level of insurance to protect yourself.