A List of Free Small Business Workshops in Queensland

What better way to learn about small business tax, super, payroll and registration obligations than by the Australian Tax Office themselves. The small business workshops in Queensland are free. Find your nearest event in our list.

Let’s face it, when you start a business, figuring out your tax and financial obligations can be tricky. And then, just when you think you’ve got it covered, there’s a policy change. But there is help available.  

The Australian Taxation Office runs a series of free small business workshops and webinars in every state and territory to help business owners get the right information. Each session is either specific to an industry with recent policy changes or based on a topic, like managing employee payrolls.

Find your nearest small business workshop in the list below, and ensure you register via the corresponding link as spots are limited for each session.

Queensland Small Business Workshops

Arundel

Single Touch Payroll Reporting Workshop (Free)

Surfers paradise skyline

When: 11:00am to 1:00pm, Thursday 20 June 2019

Where: Parkwood Arundel Community Centre, Napper Road, Arundel

Note: This is a follow-up session for businesses with less than 20 employees, and either have a basic understanding of Single Touch Payroll or have attended the introductory session. During this 2-hour workshop, you’ll learn the intricacies of using software for reporting through Single Touch Payroll.

Register here.

Ride-Sourcing and Tax (Sole Traders) (Free)

When: 1:30pm to 2:30pm, Thursday, 20 June 2019

Where: Parkwood Arundel Community Centre, Napper Road, Arundel

Discover the ins and outs of your tax obligations as a ride-sharing facilitator, such a driver for Uber. You’ll learn about getting your ABN organised, registering and paying for GST and keeping records as a sole trader in the ride-sourcing industry.

Register here.

Cleaning Services: An Introduction to Taxable Payments (Free)

When: 11:00am to 12:00pm, Thursday, 27 June 2019

Where: Parkwood Arundel Community Centre, Napper Road, Arundel

This information session explains the ins and outs of the new legislation impacting cleaning services with paid contractors.

Register here.

Courier Services: An Introduction to Taxable Payments (Free)

When: 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Thursday 27 June 2019

Where: Parkwood Arundel Community Centre, Napper Road, Arundel

Learn more about the recent legislation changes to courier services with paid contractors working for them.

Register here.

Beenleigh

Tax Essentials for Small Business (Free)

When: 9:30am to 11:30am, Thursday, 20 June 2019

Where: Beenleigh Library, Crete Street, Beenleigh

If you’re new to running a business, this is the session for you. During the two-hour session, you’ll be taken through the role business structure plays in your tax rates and obligations, registering your business for tax, deductions for tax time, reporting, record keeping and more. The ATO stuff running the event give you plenty of tips, knowledge and advice, as well as online tools and resources to help you keep in the loop.

Register here.

Recording Keeping for GST-Registered Businesses (Free)

When: 9:30am to 11:30am, Thursday 27 June 2019

Where: Beenleigh Library, Crete Street, Beenleigh

For those new or entering the world of GST, this workshop will take you through how to calculate and record GST, as well as recording all the money that comes in and out of your business. All of this will help you save bucket loads of time.

Register here.

Brisbane

Cleaning Services: Introduction to Taxable Payments (Free)

Brisbane City and Brisbane River

When: 10:00am to 11:00am, Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Where: Australian Taxation Office, 55 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City

Note: Ensure you bring photo ID as it will be required to access the building.

All cleaning services using contracted workers should make the time to attend this workshop. There is new legislation you need to be across, and this workshop gives you all the information you need to know.

Register here.

Courier Services: Introduction to Taxable Payments (Free)

When: 11:30am to 12:30pm, Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Where: Australian Taxation Office, 55 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City

Note: Ensure you bring photo ID as it will be required to access the building.

Any courier services paying contractors for any type of work will find this session invaluable. Bring your smartphone and a pen and paper as you’ll receive crucial information regarding new legislation affecting your business.

Register here.

Ride-Sourcing and Tax (Sole Traders) (Free)

When: 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Where: Australian Taxation Office, 55 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City  

Note: Ensure you bring photo ID as it will be required to access the building.

Don’t be surprised by your GST obligations as a ride-sharing driver—Uber drivers, we’re talking to you! At the end of this 60-minute workshop, you’ll have the information you need to register for your ABN and GST, know how to keep records of income and expenses, how much GST you need to pay on each ride, and more.

Register here.

Single Touch Payroll Reporting (Free)

When: 10:00am to 12:00pm, Thursday, 11 July 2019

Where: Australian Taxation Office, 55 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City

Note: Ensure you bring photo ID as it will be required to access the building.

Calling all small businesses with less than 20 employees and basic knowledge of Single Touch Payroll, or who have attended the introductory session—this session is for you. ATO staff will take you through how to use software to report through single touch payroll to save you time while meeting your obligations.

Register here.

Bundaberg

Tax Essentials for Small Business (Free)

When: 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Monday, 17 June 2019

Where: CQUniversity Australia (Bundaberg Campus), Building 3, Ground floor, Room G.24, 6 University Drive, Branyan

Join other small business owners in Bundaberg in this 2-hour session exploring the ins and outs of different business structures, tax deductions, reporting requirements and more. This workshop is ideal for new business owners or anyone thinking about running their own business in the near future.

Register here.

Employer Essentials for Small Business (Free)

Bundaberg Sea Turtle

When: 9:30am to 11:00am, Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Where: CQUniversity Australia (Bundaberg Campus), Building 1, First floor, Room 1.05, 6 University Drive, Branyan

Once you hire an employee, or multiple employees, your responsibilities change. Learn what you need to know when it comes to classifying your employees or contractors, your PAYG responsibilities, reporting fringe benefits, super due dates and more.

Register here.

Record Keeping for GST-Registered Business (Free)

When: 9:30am to 11:30am, Tuesday 18 June 2019

Where: CQUniversity Australia, Bundaberg Campus, Building 3, Ground floor, Room G.24, 6 University Drive, Branyan

Everything you could ever need to know as a GST-registered business recording cash flow in and out of your business, will be covered in this session. Ensure you bring a pen and a calculator to follow along with the in-workshop activities.

Register here.

Single Touch Payroll for Small Business (Free)

When: 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Where: CQUniversity Australia (Bundaberg Campus), Building 1, First floor, Room 1.05, 6 University Drive, Branyan

In just 90 minutes, the ATO will share with you what you need to know about your payroll tax and super reporting obligations through Single Touch Payroll. You’ll even find out how to automate your processes to save time and stress.

Register here.

Tax Essentials for Small Business (Free)

When: 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Where: CQUniversity Australia (Bundaberg Campus), Building 3, Ground floor, Room G.24, 6 University Drive, Branyan

Register your place at the Tax Essential introductory workshop for free now. In the 2-hour time slot, you’ll learn everything about different business structure obligations, tax registration, reporting, record keeping, what you can claim on tax and more.

Register here.

Caloundra West

Record Keeping for GST-Registered Small Business (Free)

When: 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Where: City Edge Church, 1 Development Court, Caloundra West

GST can be a tricky subject, but not for those who have attended the ATO’s record keeping workshop. Even if you’re only thinking about starting a small business, this session will give you insight into your future GST obligations so you can be prepared.

Register here.

Tax Essentials for Small Business (Free)

When: 10:00am to 12:00pm, Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Where: City Edge Church, 1 Development Court, Caloundra West

Ensure your business is meeting its tax obligations from the first day by attending this 2-hour session in Caloundra. Pack your pen and phone or tablet so you can join in on the activities to help prepare you for your business’s tax reporting.

Register here.

Chermside

Cleaning Services: Introduction to Taxable Payments (Free)

When: 9:30am to 10:30am, Monday, 17 June 2019

Where: Australian Taxation Office, 10 Banfield Street, Chermside

Note: Please ensure you take photo identification as it’s required to enter the building.

As a cleaning service with contracted workers, your business will be impacted by new legislation. During this free workshop, the ATO will cover everything you need to know about your new obligations.

Register here.

Courier Services: Introduction to Taxable Payments (Free)

When: 11:00am to 12:00pm, Monday, 17 June 2019

Where: Australian Taxation Office, 10 Banfield Street, Chermside

Note: Please ensure you take photo identification as it’s required to enter the building.

The new Independent Contractor Laws affect any business, including courier services, who pay for contracted services. Register for the ATO’s free workshop to discover what you need to do in regards to this new legislation.

Register here.

Hair & Beauty: Single Touch Payroll (Free)

When: 10:00am to 11:30am, Monday, 10 June 2019

Where: Australian Taxation Office, 10 Banfield Street, Chermside

Note: Please ensure you take photo identification as it’s required to enter the building.

Hairdressers, stylists and beauticians of Chermside and surrounds, this one’s for you. This workshop will help you transition into using Single Touch Payroll for your payroll tax and super obligations as of the 1st July, 2019.

Register here.  

Sole Trader Ride-Sourcing and Tax (Free)

When: 9:30am to 10:30am, Thursday, 13 June 2019

Where: Australian Taxation Office, 10 Banfield Street, Chermside

Note: Please ensure you take photo identification as it’s required to enter the building.

Ride-sourcing drivers, such as drivers for Uber, have tax and GST responsibilities like any other business. Discover what you need to do to abide by regulations as a ride-sourcing driver.

Register here.

Logan Central

Employer Essentials for Small Business (Free)

When: 9:30am to 11:00am, Friday, 14 June 2019

Where: Logan Central Library, 26 Wilbur Street, Logan Central

You’ve read our ‘How to hire your first employee guide’ but what now? This free employer’s workshop will guide you through what to do when you hire employees, setting up PAYG and super, reporting fringe benefits and everything else you need to know.

Register here.

Single Touch Payroll Reporting (Free)

When: 10:00am to 12:00pm, Friday, 12 July 2019

Where: Logan City Council, 50 Wembley Road, Logan Central

Note: You’ll need to either have some pre-existing basic knowledge of Single Touch Payroll, or have attended the Single Touch Payroll Introductory session.

If you’re yet to transition to Single Touch Payroll, the time is now. In this session, you’ll learn how to make reporting quick and easy for yourself or your payroll manager.

Register here.

Ormeau

Employer Essentials for Small Business (Free)

When: 10:00am to 11:30am, Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Where: Ormeau Community Centre, 3 Cuthbert Drive, Ormeau

This free employer’s workshop for Northern Gold Coast suburbs covers everything from how to determine if you’re hiring employees or contractors to your PAYG and super obligations.

Register here.

Single Touch Payroll Reporting (Free)

When: 12:30pm to 2:30pm, Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Where: Ormeau Community Centre, 3 Cuthbert Drive, Ormeau

Does your business have less than 20 employees? Have you already investigated Single Touch Payroll or attended the introductory session? Register for this free session to learn how to use software to report through Single Touch Payroll.

Register here.

Tax Essentials (Free)

When: 10:00am to 12:00pm, Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Where: Ormeau Community Centre, 3 Cuthbert Drive, Ormeau

As the workshop name suggests, this session is all about the essentials you need to know about tax structures, registering for tax, reporting, expenses, depreciation and all things related to your business and the ATO.

Register here.

Pialba

Employer Essentials for Small Business (Free)

When: 9:30am to 11:00am, Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Where: Hervey Bay RSL, The Lakes, 11 Torquay Road, Pialba

Not sure where you stand with your current or future employee’s super, tax and fringe benefits? Register for this free hour-and-a-half session about PAYG withholding reporting and payments, contractors versus employees, reporting fringe benefits and super, and taxable payments for builder and construction businesses.

Register here.

Record Keeping for Non-GST Registered Business (Free)

When: 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Where: Hervey Bay RSL, The Boardroom, 11 Torquay Road, Pialba

For this event, you’ll want to bring your pen and calculator to make the most of the activities. Even businesses who aren’t registered for GST will need to keep records of their incoming and outgoing cash flow, and this session will teach you how to save the most time and ensure your records are as accurate as possible.

Register here.

Single Touch Payroll for Small Business (Free)

When: 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Where: Hervey Bay RSL, The Lakes Room, 11 Torquay, Pialba

Did you know you can automate your report payments with Single Touch Payroll? Find out how in the free 90-minute session with the ATO at the Hervey Bay RSL.

Register here.

Single Touch Payroll for Small Business (Free)

When: 9:30am to 11:00am, Thursday, 20 June 2019.

Where: Hervey Bay RSL, The Lakes Room, 11 Torquay, Pialba

While Single Touch Payroll has streamlined how businesses report their payroll tax and super to the ATO, you can make it even easier by automating many of your reports. Pack your pen and calculator and join other local business owners as you explore how to save time on your employer obligations.

Register here.

Record Keeping for GST-Registered Business (Free)

When: 9:30am to 11:30am, Thursday, 20 June 2019

Where: Hervey Bay RSL, The Boardroom, 11 Torquay Road, Pialba

We don’t know many people who don’t want to reduce how much time they spend on their tax and GST reporting. If this sounds like you, register for the record keeping workshop now! The ATO will show you exactly what you need to keep, for how long and how so you can save yourself some much-needed time.

Register here.

Toowoomba

Tax Essentials (Free)

When: 10:00am to 12:00pm, Monday, 24 June 2019

Where: Toowoomba City Library, 155 Herries Street, Toowoomba City

Both current and future business owners are encouraged to attend this Toowoomba workshop. As well as being guided through different types of business structures, registrations, reporting and expenses you can claim, you’ll be provided with resources and tools you can use and access to make some tasks easier.

Register here.

Record Keeping for GST-Registered Business (Free)

When: 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Monday, 24 June 2019

Where: Toowoomba City Library, 155 Herries Street, Toowoomba City

You never know when you’ll need a specific cash flow record from a specific month however long ago. Discover how easy it can be to keep your records in-order with this free 2 hour session.

Register here.

Upper Mt Gravatt

Hair & Beauty: Single Touch Payroll (Free)

When: 10:00am to 11:30am, Monday, 1 July 2019

Where: Australian Taxation Office, 28 MacGregor Street, Upper Mt Gravatt

Note: Please ensure you take photo identification as it’s required to enter the building.

If you work in the hair and beauty industry in or around Upper Mt Gravatt, be sure to check out and register for this free ATO workshop near you. The session covers everything you need to know about your obligations as a business with employees, including tax and super reporting.

Register here.

Warner

Cleaning Services: Introduction to Taxable Payments

When: 10:00am to 11:00am, Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Where: Pendicup Community Centre, 365 Samsonvale Road, Warner

If you run a cleaning service and pay contractors to perform any type of work for you, you’ll need to know about the new legislation that impacts your business. Register for this free workshop to find out more.

Register here.

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