Council is committed to supporting Brisbane businesses. We provide resources and opportunities for businesses at any level of growth - from getting the right permits and licences, through to data to help research your new business and our 24/7 business hotline.

Events and updates

Wed 23 Oct 2019

Small business forum

Participate in a networking session, learn from industry leaders and bring your questions for the Lord Mayor, guest speakers and Council officers at this free forum in Manly.

Small business assistance

Council is backing Brisbane’s small businesses by reducing the cost of small business fees and charges.

Make Brisbane better

Do you have an idea that represents value for money and would make Brisbane even better?


Attend Brisbane Innovate

Don’t miss Brisbane’s annual open innovation summit on Wednesday 9 October. This year’s challenges will focus on small business growth, sustainable construction and engaging out-of-town students. 

Find what you need

Start your business

Permits, licences, signage, planning approvals, economic data and more

Run your business

Permits, licences, online resources, advertising signs, recycling and more

Grow your business

Events, grants, business opportunities, selling to Council, tenders and data

Business hotline

Business Hotline 133 BNE (133 263)

Do you have a business question? Council has a dedicated 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week hotline to support business in Brisbane. Businesses can access information on a range of Council topics including licensing, development applications, business opportunities and procurement.

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Last updated:9 October 2019