Know the warning signs: Avoid Phoenix companies


Low quotes undercutting competitors? Unpaid invoices? You could be a victim of a phoenix business.

Rising from the ashes after deliberate liquidation, phoenix activity is one of the greatest challenges to small businesses in Australia. Find out what it is and how to recognise the warning signs.

Phoenix activity has impacts on the business community, employees and contractors, the government and the environment. For more information, visit

Report suspected phoenix activity by phone on 1800 060 062, by email at online at