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

Writing techniques for marketing success

Learn the key fundamental dos and don’ts of business writing techniques at this enormously creative workshop on 29 March.

Local business showcase at the hub

The window display and artist wall at the Suburban Business Hub showcase local, independent and artisan businesses from all over Brisbane.

Growing Precincts Together

Council is working closely with businesses in Rosalie Village and Racecourse Road, Ascot to promote the precincts as vibrant and attractive destinations.


Food business licence

If you are starting a new food business, you may need a food business licence. Check if you need a licence and how to apply. 

Business in Brisbane events

Website fundamentals 

Learn how to leverage your website to achieve the best for your business at this free workshop on 19 April.

Let's talk tenders

Interested in doing business with Council? Speak face-to-face with our procurement team to find out how Council buys and the tender process.

Navigating small business grants

Rhonwyn Learner, Business in Training, shares her tips to help business owners step through some of the most common questions for finding, assessing and applying for community financial grants

'Love Brisbane' recovery campaign

The faces behind some of Brisbane's most iconic businesses share their love of the city in a new campaign designed to boost consumer spending.


Download the February 2023 edition of the Business in Brisbane e-newsletter.

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

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.

Read our latest blogs

Thrive as an environmentally friendly business with Council’s free and easy business recycling solutions, including online guides and free consultations with our business support program officers.

The age of the pop-up shop is upon us. Not only are they perfect for building brand awareness or testing a new idea, pop-ups are a great platform to trial your online business in a bricks and mortar store.

Get your business in the Brisbane app

Don’t miss your chance to have your business listed in the Brisbane app.

Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.