Last updated: 9 Feb, 2021
Published on: 26 Nov, 2020
Why your ABN details are important
We know that you, as a member of the PetRescue community, already uphold a high standard of care and services in rescue. PetRescue members are recognised by the Australian public as trusted and reputable members of the rescue community.
But with the rise in popularity of rescue pets, Australia has seen an increase in adoption and donations scams, short-lived rescue ventures and individuals and organisations not doing right by the pets in their care.
While becoming a registered Australian business has always been a requirement of PetRescue members, we have accepted organisations without providing an ABN in the past. As the PetRescue community continues to grow, we are gradually transitioning to a point where all our members need to provide their ABN details.
Why an ABN?
An ABN helps verify members are:
Committed to setting up and running a rescue for the longer term
Aware of, and abide by their legal obligations when accepting payments and donations
Legally are who they say they are
Can be contacted if things go wrong
I don’t have an ABN
Registering for an ABN is straightforward. Most small rescue groups would register as a sole trader using your Tax File Number, but more information about what business category your rescue falls under and how to register can be found here at the ATO.
How to update your rescue group profile with your ABN:
Go your members’ homepage on PetRescue and click ‘Edit’
Scroll down to the ABN field
Input your ABN number
Click ‘Update group details’
Please note: The ABN number provided must be registered under the name of your organisation and not an individual
Need assistance? Please don't hesitate to contact our team via email@example.com