Online resources for business
The following government websites, government funded initiatives and other online resources provide useful information for business and industry.
Starting, growing and running your business
- Australian Government business portal
This whole-of-government website provides essential information on planning, starting and growing your business. Access templates, tools and resources, and information on events, grants and assistance programs.
- Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS)
ABLIS helps you find government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines you need to know about to meet your compliance responsibilities.
- Australian Tax Office
Information about tax issues, tax basics for small business, superannuation, record keeping and your obligations as a business.
- Brisbane Business Hub
Located in Brisbane’s CBD, the Brisbane Business Hub provides support, events, one-on-one mentoring and co-working space to help grow your business.
- Brisbane Economic Development Agency
Information and resources to establish and grow your business in Brisbane.
- Business Queensland (Queensland Government)
Queensland Government provides useful information for starting, growing and running a business.
- Brisbane Sustainability Agency
Council’s sustainability agency works with business, industry, government and the community to transform the challenge of sustainability into new business opportunities for Brisbane.
- Business Chamber Queensland
Queensland's peak business body offering advocacy, services, assistance and events.
- Business recycling support
Council's business recycling program can help you find responsible, cost-effective waste management solutions. Save time and money, while reducing waste to landfill, with resources including free access to the ASPIRE waste exchange platform for local businesses with less than 100 employees.
- Queensland Small Business Commissioner (QSBC)
QSBC aims to improve the operating environment for small businesses across Queensland through advocacy and dispute resolution services.
Provides information for small businesses and consumers about how to recognise, avoid and report scams. Scamwatch is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
- Small Business Solutions (TAFE Queensland)
TAFE Queensland provides practical training solutions for businesses.
- Suburban Business Hub Nundah
Start, run and grow your business at Council’s Suburban Business Hub. Drop-in to co-work or come along to one of our many workshops and events for business.
Data to support your business (Census, statistics and community profiles)
- Brisbane Community Profiles
Access detailed statistical information for Brisbane on the people who live in an area, the workers and businesses. Profiles are generated automatically using the latest demographic, social and economic data available.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
Provides information to help small business with market research, profiling customers and planning a business case.
- Open data
Council releases open data to the public free of charge to encourage third parties to develop apps, websites and tools to benefit Brisbane residents and businesses. Access over 400 datasets on topics including public transport, planning and infrastructure.
E-commerce, digital marketing and online learning
- Digital Skills Hub - Business Chamber Queensland
Access thousands of free training courses on digital skills development including digital marketing, search engine optimisation and maximising your social media platforms.
- Digital Solutions - Australian Small Business Advisory Services
Australian Government funded initiative offering help to small businesses.
- Online Learning Portal - Brisbane Business Hub
Businesses with a registered ABN and less than 20 employees can access online, on-demand courses on topics including leadership, marketing and information technology.
For further assistance phone Council’s Business Hotline 133 BNE (133 263) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.