Start your business

Brisbane is a great place to start a business and Brisbane City Council is dedicated to making your journey as easy as possible. Council provides business customers with access to a wide range of resources and opportunities such as data to help you understand your customers, free events and grants as well as support from our dedicated business hotline.

Common tasks and links

Events and news

Business case studies

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

Licences 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.

Opportunity Brisbane

Discover why forward-thinking companies choose Brisbane for investment and how Brisbane compares in world rankings. 

Make Brisbane better

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

Opportunities and resources

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 licencing, development applications, business opportunities and procurement.

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Last updated:11 June 2019