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

15 May 2019
Created by potrace 1.11, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2013

Find out about ‘Ingredients for success and failure' and ‘Running a business with heart and purpose: why social enterprises are on the rise’.

22 May 2019
Created by potrace 1.11, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2013

Queensland business leaders share their knowledge and experience on topics including business growth and managing change.


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

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

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)
05 April 2019