Tradies' Tools

Having the right tools makes all the difference, right?

At Caterpillar, we believe we have the right machines and work tools to help your business perform. But what about having the right business tools to help your business operate? These days, there are so many things for virtually any local contractor to consider...

  • Who do you talk to about starting up or registering a business?
  • What are some of the industry associations available who can offer potential advice?
  • What about safety information?
  • Where to find information on basic machine operation?
  • And, where's my nearest Cat Dealer?

With these questions in mind, we've included the following websites and links to help you, especially with the running of both your business and your machines.

Click here to view how to safely operate the Cat Mini Excavator

Learn basic safety operations for a skid steer and multi terrain loader.

Caterpillar Resources

Cat® Resource Center - Click here for a quote on any of our Cat Compact Construction Equipment machines...and compare the value!

Cat® Financial - You can count on Cat Financial to provide the best financing solutions for your business.

Cat® Rental Store - If you’re not currently in the market for purchasing a Cat machine, then renting Cat Compact Construction Equipment through our extensive Cat Rental Store network might be the right option for you.

Safety.cat.com™ - A range of product and industry safety tips and information including OH&S practices.

Australian Government Resources

business.gov.au - This site offers you simple and convenient access to all the government information, forms and services you need, including ABN registration. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.

Consumer Affairs - Victoria - Register your Victorian business name and partnerships.

Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation - Qld - Everything you need to know about registering a business name in Qld.

Office of Fair Trading – NSW - Find business start-up packages and register your NSW business name.

Department of Commerce – WA - Find out how to register your business in WA.

Business & Industry Development – Canberra - Everything you need to know about registering your business in the ACT.

IP Australia - Find out how intellectual property (including patents, trade marks, designs, copyrights etc.) differs from business, company and domain names. Plus, find out how to protect your IP.

For residents of South Australia and Tasmania. - Find out who to contact about registering a business in your state.

Industry Resources

Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia - Australia’s largest plumbing industry association.

Landscaping Australia - A great resource for the landscape industry.

Master Builders - Master Builders is the major Australian building and construction industry association.

National Electrical and Communications Association - The peak national body and voice of the electrical and communications industry.