Doing business in Brisbane
Brisbane City Council makes doing business with Council easy and accessible. We are dedicated to economic development and supporting local businesses within the community.
Attend the Lord Mayor's Business Forums, apply for multicultural awards and scholarships. Subscribe to Council’s quarterly economic snapshot and browse online resources. You can also watch videos of Brisbane’s business leaders
speaking on various topics related to doing business in Brisbane.
Pay rates and permit renewals and book Council venues. Access recycling and trade waste services. Test your water meter, vehicle emissions and water, soil and air.
You may need planning and building approval to start or expand your business. Licences and permits are also required for particular business types and activities.
Find out how to sell your product to Council
, how to move your business to Brisbane and how to explore international markets with Brisbane’s Sister Cities. If you are starting a business find out about market stall opportunities and running a business from home. You can advertise on Council buses and use Council data.
Find out if your home business needs planning approval. If you are starting a home-based food business, find out the licence requirements. Read about permitted advertising signs for home business and browse online resources for useful information.
Guide to Hotels Investment in Brisbane
The Brisbane Hotel Investment Guide provides an overview of the key fundamentals driving the hotel market in Brisbane. The guide includes an overview of the macro-economic indicators for the city, key hotel demand generators, hotel supply, trading and forecast supply requirements. To find out more, visit the Invest Brisbane website.
For more information about any of the above opportunities and services, phone Council's Business Hotline 133 BNE (133 263) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.