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


Women in Business Grant

Council is supporting female business owners with a grant to grow and develop their business. Apply now for the Lord Mayor's Women in Business Grant until 9 December.


Pop-up Shop Program

Take your business to the next level — register your interest to trial a pop-up shop and you could be matched with an empty shopfront across Brisbane.


Suburban Shopfront Improvement Grants

If you’re looking to paint a mural, plant a green wall or re-tile your shopfront, you may be eligible for Council’s Suburban Shopfront Improvement Grant.

Nail your social media

Learn how to create a compelling social media strategy that helps your business cut through the noise at a free workshop on Thursday 4 November.


Time management and productivity

Too much to do and not enough time? The free Lord Mayor's Business Excellence Workshop on Tuesday 16 November is for you.

Economic recovery

Read Brisbane's Economic Recovery Plan to find out how Council is supporting Brisbane's recovery.

Brisbane Business Hub

The Brisbane Business Hub supports local businesses to recover and transform in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Current tenders

Discover the tenders that are currently open for submission and plan for upcoming tenders.

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.


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

Get your business in the Brisbane app

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