Online resources for business

The following government websites, government funded initiatives and other online resources provide useful information for business and industry.

Starting, growing and running your business

  • Australian Government business portal
    This whole-of-government website provides essential information on planning, starting and growing your business. Access templates, tools and resources, and information on events, grants and assistance programs.
  • Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS)
  • ABLIS helps you find government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines you need to know about to meet your compliance responsibilities.
  • Australian Tax Office
    Information about tax issues, tax basics for small business, superannuation, record keeping and your obligations as a business.
  • Brisbane Economic Development Agency
    Information and resources to establish and grow your business in Brisbane.
  • Business recycling support 
    Council's Business Recycling program can assist your business to find responsible and cost effective waste management solutions that could save your business time and money, while reducing waste to landfill.
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland
    Queensland's peak business body, offering advocacy, services, assistance and events.
  • CitySmart
    Council’s sustainability agency works with business, industry, government and the community to transform the challenge of sustainability into new business opportunities for Brisbane.
  • Queensland Government business portal
    Queensland Government provides useful information for starting, growing and running a business.
  • Scamwatch
    Provides information for small businesses and consumers about how to recognise, avoid and report scams. Scamwatch is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
  • Small Business Solutions (TAFE Queensland)
    TAFE Queensland provides practical training solutions for businesses.


Data to support your business (Census, statistics and community profiles)

  • Brisbane Community Profiles
    Provide detailed statistical information for Brisbane on the people who live in an area, the workers and businesses. Profiles are generated automatically using the latest demographic, social and economic data available.
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
    Provides information to help small business with market research, profiling customers and planning a business case.

E-commerce and digital marketing

  • Digital Brisbane
    Delivered by Brisbane Marketing, this website offers up-to-date information on how to incorporate digital technology across all facets of business. The website is one of many Digital Brisbane initiatives paving the way for Brisbane to be a more connected and accessible city, and a competitive player in the global digital economy.
  • Australian Small Business Advisory Services Digital Solutions
    Australian Government funded initiative offering help to small businesses.

More information

For further assistance phone Council’s Business Hotline 133 BNE (133 263) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Last updated: 27 January 2021