Doing Business in Brisbane | Brisbane City Council
Start your business
Permits, licences, signage, planning approvals, economic data and more
Run your business
Permits, licences, 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 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.

Popular business links

14 March 2019
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Find out how easy it is to do business with Council at our Supplier Communication Forums.

20 March 2019
Created by potrace 1.11, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2013

Hear from Kate Middleton, CEO of Censeo on investment, scale and exit at the Keperra free business forum.

27 March 2018
Created by potrace 1.11, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2013

Interact, learn and network with business leaders at this free exclusive workshop at Carseldine.


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

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Business events calendar

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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)