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International Business Expansion into Australia

Australian Accountants simplifies Australian business expansion. We guide you through legalities, structures, and tax implications for a smooth entry. Get a free consultation today!

Expanding Your Business into Australia

Considering a business expansion into Australia?

This guide provides a roadmap for navigating the exciting possibilities and important considerations of entering the Australian market.


Choosing Your Presence:

  • Light Presence: Ideal for online ventures or minimal local operations. Maintain your foreign business status and utilise services like:
    • E-commerce fulfilment via Australian providers
    • Local sales representatives
  • Full Presence: Establish a strong local foothold with an Australian subsidiary company. This allows for:
    • Direct invoicing of customers
    • Employing local staff
    • Access to a wider range of business opportunities


Key Considerations:

  • Compliance: Australian laws and regulations govern everything from taxation to employment. Seeking guidance from Australian accountants ensures a smooth transition.
  • Speed to Market: Striking a balance between swift entry and necessary legal and administrative processes is crucial.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Explore options like outsourcing specific tasks (HR, accounting) to minimise overhead.
  • Taxation: Understanding Australian tax structures, including GST (Goods and Services Tax), is essential for financial planning.
Business expansion into Australia

Available Business Expansion Models:

  1. Light Presence:
  • 1a. E-commerce & Website Sales: Sell directly to Australian customers through your existing website and leverage fulfilment providers for local deliveries.
  • 1b. Representative/Sales Office: Establish a local presence with sales staff but remain a foreign business.
  1. Full Presence:
  • 2a. Australian Subsidiary Company: The most common option, offering full legal and operational independence within Australia. Requires a local resident director.

We Can Help:

Australian Accountants offer a comprehensive suite of services to simplify your business expansion into Australia, including:

  • Company registration and ongoing compliance
  • Resident director services
  • Accounting, tax, and BAS (Business Activity Statement) management
  • Local HR and employment support
  • Office administration and support

Contact our professional team today.

Why You Choose Us

We understand the complexities of navigating a new market, and Australia is no exception.  Our team of experienced Australian accounting experts can ensure a smooth transition for your business expansion into Australia.

  • Experienced Australian Accounting Experts: Our team understands the complexities of Australian business regulations and can ensure a smooth transition.
  • Streamlined Expansion Process: We guide you through every step, from choosing the right business structure to navigating legalities and tax requirements.
  • Cost-Effective Solutions: We offer a variety of services to fit your budget, ensuring a cost-effective expansion strategy.
  • Local Presence and Support: Benefit from our established network and expertise to navigate the Australian market with confidence.

Contact us today to discuss your Australian expansion!

Contact us today to discuss how our CFO services can benefit your business.

Ready to Take Control of Your Finances?

Ready to Expand your business? Contact Australian Accountants today for a free consultation on your expansion strategy. Call us at 02 9415 1118 or fill out our online form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Light presence (e-commerce, sales office) is quicker and ideal for testing the market. Full presence (subsidiary) offers full operations and is best for long-term commitment.

We guide you through company registration, tax obligations (GST, income tax), ASIC compliance, and even work visa sponsorships (if needed).

Our local agent services handle your registered office address, mail forwarding, basic admin, and even bookkeeping/payroll (if applicable).

Yes! We advertise on relevant job boards, shortlist qualified candidates, manage initial interviews, and guide you on HR compliance.

Our Services

Accounting & Tax
  • All Compliance and
    Regulatory Reporting
  • All Regulatory submissions
  • Tax Structuring
Outsourced Back
Office and CFO
  • All Backoffice for
    International businesses
  • Employer of Record Services
  • Outsourced CFO Functions
  • Payroll – AP – AR & Reporting
Business Establishment
& Growth Advisory
  • Business Financing & Grow
  • Wealth Advisory
  • Grant Application – R&D
    and Others
  • Business Valuation Services
Complex Tax &
ATO Investigations
  • Major ATO Tax Reviews
    and Investigations
  • Cross Border Taxations
  • Advisory, representation and
    submissions of private ruling

Who We Serve

International International

Capitalise on our expert knowledge and experience of over 20 years successfully transitioning international companies into Australia.

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Business Business

Streamline your business accounts with ongoing advice and management.

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Personal Personal

Maximise your tax refund, ensure compliance and optimise your personal accounts with our expert tax advice.

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Obtain greater control and value from your super through an SMSF.

We offer comprehensive SMSF and tax services

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Who We Are

Who We Are

Rasika Dayananda is the CEO of Australian Accountants which has over 25 years of experience in helping Australian and International business owners to overcome the complexities of tax, accounting, business structuring for growth and other regulatory challenges.

We use our highly specialised advisory and personalised services in taxation, businesses growth , outsourced accounting and CFO services to build a successful Australian business, achieving the goals of it’s owners with all compliance and tax matters professionally managed.

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Why Choose Us

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25+ Years
Accounting &
Tax Expertise

15+ Years
Big 4 Accounting

10+ Years
& Growth

Business Setup

Employer of Record

ATO Tax &
and Cross Border
Tax Expertise

Quality at



  • Hotels, Pubs, Restaurants & Catering
  • Building and Construction
  • Professional Services
  • Medical & Dentistry
  • Technology

What Our Clients Say

  • Many thanks for your assistance with my debt to the ATO,
    the enthusiasm and commitment you brought to the task
    greatly relieved the stress that I was under. The outcome
    that was achieved was very fair and I cannot express my
    thanks enough. I will definitely continue to bring my future
    business to you and will highly recommend your service
    to others.

    Once again many thanks and kind regards.

    Grant Swanson Grant Swanson
  • Rasika and I both worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and legacy firms, Rasika worked first in Colombo, then in Fiji, and lastly in Southern Africa. Rasika left PWC and migrated to Australia to join a Sydney-based second-tier firm, where he was soon made a partner. During his tenure at PWC Rasika worked directly with me in the middle market Assurance Division. Rasika played a leading role in growing the practice not only by providing excellent service to existing clients but also by pursuing new clients and business development opportunities.

    R P De Silva R P De Silva
  • I have known Rasika for many years and worked with him closely over a long period. Rasika is tremendously hard-working and extremely focused on getting the best result he can for his clients. Whether it is an audit or a complex tax problem, Rasika will work tirelessly to achieve an outstanding result. He has vast experience obtained in Australia and overseas and consistently delivers outstanding service and results. I am very happy to see Rasika in Charge of Australian Accountants professional services firm as I believe there are few professionals like him.

    David Lamb FCA David Lamb FCA
  • Rasika’s advice and guidance on corporate structuring, transaction structuring and tax and general accounting has been invaluable to us right from the outset of our incorporation through to our successful listing on the ASX. His constant focus is on providing solutions that work for business.

    Keith Cullen Keith Cullen
What Our Clients Say

We will work
with you to overcome

the complexities of taxation, accounting, and
all other regulatory compliance challenges,
while helping you strategically to build
a successful Australian business.

Talk to Us

If you wish to contact Australian Accountants to arrange a meeting about your accounting and taxation requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    • Chatswood Head Office
    • Level 3, 845 Pacific Highway Chatswood NSW 2067
      (Entrance via Railway Street)
    • Sydney Office (by appointments)
    • Suite 1401, 56 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
    • Parramatta Office
    • Level 49, 8, Parramatta Square, NSW, 2150
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