Online resources for business | Brisbane City Council

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 Marketing
    Information and resources to establish and grow your business in Brisbane.
  • Business Recycling Challenge
    Free support, resources and advice for businesses in Brisbane wanting to reduce their waste and improve resource recovery.
  • 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.



  • Grant Finder
    Find all state and federal government grants for business and industry.

Small business support/assistance

  • 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.
  • Business Excellence Roundtable
    Your local roundtable is run by a professional business facilitator and offers guidance, support and networking to help your enterprise grow and succeed.
  • Brisbane Metro Business Enterprise Centre
    Assistance and support for small business. Brisbane Metro BEC is a part of the national Business Enterprise Centre network.
  • Small Business Solutions
    An online learning resource designed to educate and help small business owners develop their business skills, funded by the Australian Government
  • Greater Brisbane Small Business Advisory Services
    Australian Government funded initiative offering help to small 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 Strategy initiatives paving the way for Brisbane to be a more connected and accessible city, and competitive player in the global digital economy.
  • Digital Business
    Australian Government website designed as a resource for small business and community organisations that want to learn more about the benefits of an online presence and how to go about developing one.

More information

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

08 June 2018