Start your business | Brisbane City Council

Brisbane is a great place to start a business and Brisbane City Council is dedicated to making your journey as easy as possible. Council provides business customers with access to a wide range of resources and opportunities such as data to help you understand your customers, free events and grants as well as support from our dedicated business hotline.

Common tasks and links


Events and news


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


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

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

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

Opportunities and resources


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)
22 November 2018