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The Licence

Certifying Australian Owned Businesses

Australian Owned Circle Logo Trademark

As part of the certification, 2 and 3 star Licensees receive an Australian Owned Business logo. This impactful logo can be incorporated into a Business in many different ways, and showcases the unique ID number and star rating that relates to the Australian Owned licence listed in our online directory.  Businesses assessed and awarded with a 1-star licence receive a certificate recognising Australian ownership and includes their unique ID number.

To help everyone recognise Indigenous Businesses, we at Australian Owned are proud to present the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business logo.  If you see the black, red and yellow logo where you shop, you know you can trust that you are supporting an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Owned Business.

Understanding 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.
Combining the above five key elements ensures registered Australian Owned Businesses can promote this credible certification with pride to their customers.

Australian Owned Star Rating Explained

All applicants must be assessed and approved by our compliance team to receive the certification. This ensures that the Businesses that qualify for the licence have credible Australian-ownership. When Businesses are assessed, they are granted a star-rating that provides the consumer with an indication of the percentage level of production or services within Australia.

Below is breakdown of the Licensee entitlements based on the star rating of a particular business.

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

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

Dave Jones
Road Trains Australia

How to Apply

Complete your application via the Apply Now link on this page. 

Answer the pre-qualifying questions, enter your business details and we’ll do the rest.