Doing Business in Brisbane

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Permits, licences, signage, planning approvals, economic data and more
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Events, grants, business opportunities, selling to Council, tenders, data and more

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.

Popular business links

Small business forum

Hear from Des Watkins, Director of Watkins Steel about transforming a traditional business through innovation at the Richlands forum on Wednesday 29 May.

Business workshop

Business leaders share their knowledge and experience on topics including business growth and managing change. Wednesday 22 May at Red Hill.

Licenses and permits

Licences and permits are required for business types and activities such as starting a food business, planning an event, and opening a stall.

Business help

Find out more about our dedicated Business Hotline BNE 133 including the range of topics you can get information on.

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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:20 May 2019