Doing Business in Brisbane

26 April 2018
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Council invites all eligible social enterprises and community organisations to attend a tender briefing session.

9 May 2018
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Learn how to believe in yourself and how to get found online at the free Indooroopilly Business Forum on Wednesday 9 May.

14 May 2018
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Find out how easy it is to do business with Council at our Supplier Communication Forums.

Small Business Liaison Officer Terri Cooper can help your business discover Council resources or programs that could benefit you.


Starting a new business? Find out about licencing and permits, government funding opportunities and more.


Starting a new food business or taking over an existing food business? You may need a food business licence. 


Many commercial activities in Brisbane require permits including food businesses and advertising signs.


Did you know Council now provides free recycling support for Brisbane businesses to help make waste minimisation and recycling easy? 

Find what you need

Current tenders

Find all current publicly listed tenders advertised by Council. Log in to the online portal for more information and to apply.

Food business licences

If you are starting a new food business or taking over an existing food business you may need a food business licence.

Advertising signs

You may need Council approval to display advertising signs for your business, home business, club, charity or garage sale.

Project approvals

Business projects can range from setting up a home-based business through to building a multi-storey office block. Find out if your business needs approval.

Planning and development online

Council provides property development, mapping and virtual tools to help with your planning or building project.

Events and awards

Find Council-run workshops and forums for businesses, links to Digital Brisbane events and how you can promote your business event on Facebook.

Brisbane's economy

Find key economic facts, Council’s plan for our future, investment opportunities and support for multicultural and international businesses.

International relations

Council's International Relations program works to enhance and improve international business relations, particularly with our nine sister cities.

Business in Brisbane newsletter

Council's Business in Brisbane newsletters  gives small businesses and entrepreneurs practical tips to help grow, strengthen or develop their business.

Multicultural business

The Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Round Table provides business scholarships to help entrepreneurs from migrant and refugee backgrounds.


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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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