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.

Current updates and events


Applications open

Council is giving established social enterprises the opportunity to receive free, tailored business coaching. Apply before 31 January.


Free networking

Kick start 2021 with new business connections in your local area at our free Networking in the Suburbs sessions across Brisbane.

Brisbane Business Hub

The new Brisbane Business Hub is here to support local businesses to recover and transform in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Winners announced

Learn more about the winners of this year's Lord Mayor's Multicultural Awards for Business.


Ask a panel of pros

Join our free online panel of local business experts at this not to be missed event on 23 February 2021.

Economic recovery

Read Brisbane's Economic Recovery Plan to find out how Council is supporting Brisbane's recovery.

Current tenders

Discover the tenders that are currently open for submission and plan for upcoming tenders.

Business awards finalists

Discover the businesses and people who have been named as finalists for the 2020 Lord Mayor's Business Awards.

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.


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

Shhhh... something is coming

We’re developing a new tool to help support local businesses. Sign up to be the first to hear about future promotional opportunities.