Doing Business in Brisbane | Brisbane City Council
Start your business
Permits, licenses, signage, planning approvals, economic data and more
Run your business
Permits, licenses, online resources, advertising signs, recycling and more
Grow your business
Events, grants, business opportunities, selling to Council, tenders, data and more
Brisbane City Council is committed to building our local economy through supporting small business and nurturing innovation. From practical business tasks like permits and licences, to business support through grants, mentoring and business hotline, Council is dedicated to delivering convenient and practical support for business in Brisbane.

Events and news


Nominations are open for the 2019 Lord Mayor's Australia Day Awards. Nominate a deserving organisation by 5 November.

17 October 2018
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Learn about adapting to ever-changing markets and Facebook for small business at the Eight Mile Plains free business forum.

14 November 2018
Created by potrace 1.11, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2013

Learn about business investment and digital trends for 2019 at the free West End small business forum.

Discover why forward-thinking companies choose Brisbane for investment and how Brisbane compares in world rankings. 

More business information

Growing Brisbane's economy

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

Business events calendar

View a calendar of upcoming Brisbane City Council and Brisbane Marketing workshops and forums for businesses.

Business Hotline 133 BNE (133 263)

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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Business Hotline 133 BNE (133 263)