Doing business in Brisbane
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.
- State Government - Job support loans
- Federal Government - Cashflow boost
- Federal Government - Business grants
Current updates and events
Business strategy and leveraging growth
Join our Maker series workshop on 7 June to dive deep into analysing your current skillset, actioning long-term business planning and expanding your networks.
Local business showcase at the hub
The window display and artist wall at the Suburban Business Hub showcase local, independent and artisan businesses from all over Brisbane.
Growing Precincts Together
Council is working closely with businesses in Rosalie Village and Racecourse Road, Ascot to promote the precincts as vibrant and attractive destinations.
Food business licence
If you are starting a new food business, you may need a food business licence. Check if you need a licence and how to apply.
On Wednesday 31 May, Council is holding a supplier forum at Mt Ommaney to provide businesses with an opportunity to learn about various aspects of working with Council.
Let's talk tenders
Interested in doing business with Council? Speak face-to-face with our procurement team to find out how Council buys and the tender process.
Navigating small business grants
Rhonwyn Learner, Business in Training, shares her tips to help business owners step through some of the most common questions for finding, assessing and applying for community financial grants
'Love Brisbane' recovery campaign
The faces behind some of Brisbane's most iconic businesses share their love of the city in a new campaign designed to boost consumer spending.
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
Join us on Facebook
Join our Business in Brisbane Facebook group to connect with like-minded people and to hear more about Brisbane City Council's business offering.
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Get your business in the Brisbane app
Don’t miss your chance to have your business listed in the Brisbane app.