Doing Business in Brisbane

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Permits, licences, signage, planning approvals, economic data and more
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Council makes it easy to start, run and grow your business. As part of our commitment to build a growing economy for our city, 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, Council is dedicated to delivering valuable and practical support for new business.

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Social media strategy

Learn how to write a social media strategy and creating a customer-centric business at the free Ascot forum on Wednesday 4 September.

Small business assistance

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

Business case studies

Read business case studies to find out why successful business people are establishing companies in Australia’s New World City.

Make Brisbane better

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

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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:22 August 2019