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Registering as a DFS Small Business Supplier

If you supply goods and services to the Department of Finance and Services (DFS) you can register as a small business as long as you meet the eligibility criteria.

A small business is an Australian or New Zealand-based firm that has an annual turnover of under $2 million in the latest financial year. 

If you are registered as a small business it will help DFS to more swiftly pay outstanding invoices, and interest on any outstanding amounts if this is applicable.

Step 1 – Find out if you are an existing DFS supplier

Check the list of DFS trading names to see if you are an existing DFS supplier.

Step 2 - Provide supporting documentation

When you register you need to provide supporting documentation, which is explained in the table under Step 3 below. You need to have them available before you fill in the online form.

Step 3 - Register as a small business

a)   Complete the online form. You need to fill in all the mandatory fields (those marked with a red asterisk*)

b)    Provide supporting documentation as explained in the table below:

Supporting documentation

Documentation Explanation

Provide one of the following to support your registration

Only one document needs to be provided. This document can take the form of a Statutory Declaration OR copy of a BAS OR letter from the supplier's accountant.

The form will not be processed if you do not attach supporting documentation.

Statutory Declaration

The content of the statutory declaration must contain the following information:

I, (full name of applicant) of (address), do apply for registration as a small business for the purposes of the Department of Finance and Services Payment Policy for Small Businesses.

(Small Business Name)
(ABN, RBN)
(Business address)

I state that (Small Business Name) is an Australian/New Zealand business which has an annual turnover of less than $2 million.

BAS

Annual or quarter business activity statement.

Accountant Letter

Letter from an accountant confirming that the business is an Australian/New Zealand business and has an annual turnover of less than $2 million.

NOTE:

Suppliers registered with DFS as a small business will be published internally on the department's (DFS) intranet. The only persons with access to this information is intended to be DFS officers only.