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The Licence & Benefits

As a registered licensee, you will be able to clearly communicate your proud ownership to a wide audience of new and existing customers. This recognition will not only be a point of difference when attracting new business, but it will strengthen the existing relationships you have with current customers, be it suppliers, wholesalers or retailers. 

All applicants are assessed and approved by our compliance team. This ensures that the Businesses that qualify for the licence have credible Australian-ownership.

Once your application has been finalised you will be issued an official Australian Owned Licence and Unique ID.  Businesses granted 2 or 3-star will receive their own Australian Owned logo that can be easily incorporated into their business in a number of effective ways.

In addition to the logo, all licensees will be listed in the Australian Owned Certified Directory. 

Being a part of Australian Owned is more than just a directory listing or incorporating a logo into your business, it’s about belonging to a community made up of people just like you, who understand the importance of supporting Australian owned businesses. A community that values the contribution of both small and large business, and promotes the proud ownership of both.

3-Star Rating

  • 3-Star Businesses can use their unique AO logo to promote their Australian Ownership
  • 3-Star Businesses are able to use their logo on AO assessed products
  • The ID number identifies your Business as registered on our online directory
  • The AO logo provides visual recognition of being a certified Australian Owned Licensee

2-Star Rating

  • 2-Star Businesses can use their unique AO logo to help promote their Australian Ownership
  • The ID number identifies your Business as registered on our online directory
  • The AO logo provides visual recognition of being a certified Australian Owned Licensee

1-Star Certification

  • 1-Star Businesses can use the AO Official Licence Certificate to help promote their Australian Ownership
  • The ID number identifies your Business as registered on our online directory
  • The AO Licence certificate provides visual recognition of being a certified Australian Owned Licensee

The Logo

A core benefit of the certification provided by Australian Owned is the use of the Business logo, which is unique and only available to eligible registered Businesses.

The Australian Owned Business logo was designed to instantly evoke feelings of familiarity and pride by showcasing Australia’s green and gold colour palette as well as the southern cross. The impactful badge-like design is easily identifiable on both print and digital mediums.

As a Licensee, the unique Business Identifier Number (AO Number) and star rating indicator allow for national recognition on the Australian Owned Business Directory.

“Great initiative at a time where Aussies need to stand together.”

Dave Jones
Road Trains Australia

Indigenous Heritage

Australian Owned pays respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, sea and culture.

We support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Owned Businesses by signifying that they are Australian Owned. This gives consumers the ability to easily identify, shop and spend with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Owned Businesses.

I believe Australian Owned will be a vital tool to help with the growth of the community, through educating Australia on the importance of supporting and empowering Australian and local Indigenous-owned businesses.”

Jesse Williams​

Australian Owned Indigenous Ambassador & NFL Super Bowl Champion 2013