International Business

Brisbane City Council is committed to advancing Brisbane’s place in Asia and promoting Brisbane as Australia's New World City. Council’s international business programs aim to improve the economic benefits and opportunities for Brisbane-based businesses by:

  • strengthening sister city relationships throughout the Asia Pacific and Middle East
  • facilitating business and trade connections with international markets
  • supporting local businesses to achieve successful outcomes through our Sister city relationships
  • co-ordinating inbound international delegation and business missions to overseas markets.

Council's International Relations and Multicultural Affairs team facilitate and manage these programs and act as a referral service for businesses who aspire to connect with Asia and the world. Contact this team to find out how they can help you and your business.

Brisbane Sister Cities

Brisbane City Council works closely with local and international agencies and organisations to leverage our sister city relationships to maximise the best possible business outcomes. By working strategically with all levels of government, business and other peak industry bodies, we negotiate real economic outcomes for Brisbane residents and businesses.

Business and Trade Missions

The Lord Mayor leads delegations from the Brisbane business community to strategic trade regions to develop and strengthen business ties. Council's business missions have a reputation for opening the doors to new markets and enabling businesses to explore potential opportunities within our networks.

Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors' Forum

The Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) and Mayors' Forum is a leading international forum for business and civic leaders, initiated by Brisbane City Council. APCS provides an interactive platform for participants to exchange knowledge and identify potential civic, cultural and business opportunities and how to pursue them.


Bring your delegation to Brisbane

Brisbane regularly welcomes visiting international delegations consisting of business people, academics and government officials. This program provides a unique opportunity for visiting delegations to access specialised information through presentations, roundtable discussions, networking events and individual meetings.

International visitors who would like to meet with officials from Brisbane City Council and Brisbane's institutions should complete the online form or contact the International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Unit.

Contact us

Contact the International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Unit by:

  • email:
  • phone: 07 3403 8888 and asking for the International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Unit
  • mail to:
    International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Unit
    GPO Box 2287
    Brisbane Qld 4001

You can also subscribe to receive an e-newsletter by emailing the International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Unit.