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Permits, licences, signage, planning approvals, economic data and more
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Grow your business
Events, grants, business opportunities, selling to Council, tenders, data and more
Brisbane City Council is building our local economy by supporting small business and nurturing innovation. Council delivers convenient and practical support for business in Brisbane with licence and permit help, grants, mentoring, our 24/7 business hotline (133 BNE) and more. Find out how we can help you to start, run and grow your business.

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Licences and permits are required for business types and activities such as starting a food business, planning an event, and opening a stall.

Find out more about our dedicated Business Hotline BNE 133 including the range of topics you can get information on.

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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 licensing, development applications, business opportunities and procurement.

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Business Hotline 133 BNE (133 263)