International business

Brisbane City Council is committed to advancing Brisbane’s place in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. Council’s international business programs aim to improve the economic benefits and opportunities for Brisbane-based businesses by:

  • strengthening sister city relationships throughout the Asia Pacific and the Middle East
  • facilitating business and trade connections for Brisbane organisations with international markets
  • supporting local businesses to achieve successful outcomes through our sister city networks
  • co-ordinating inbound international delegations and outbound business missions to overseas markets.

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International delegations - opportunities to connect with Brisbane City Council

Brisbane regularly welcomes visiting inbound international delegations and study visits consisting of government representatives, business people and academics to connect with Brisbane City Council. Council’s International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Branch facilitates requests from visiting delegations to:

  • meet with Council representatives 
  • arrange programs
  • learn and exchange information on best practices through presentations, discussions, roundtable meetings, networking events and individual meetings.

Council charges a fee to arrange visits and presentations to international delegations.

Request a visit to Brisbane City Council

If you would like to meet with representatives from Brisbane City Council and Brisbane organisations, complete our online form.

To complete the form, you’ll need the following information:

  • the number of delegates in your group
  • the reason for your visit
  • the subjects you want to learn about
  • key questions for discussion
  • your travel information, including the preferred visit date and other Australian cities you’re visiting.

After submitting your request, you will receive a terms and conditions form. Sign and return the terms and conditions form, and you will be contacted about your request within five business days.

Note: You will need to provide your own interpreter for a Council visit, if required.

Pop-up consulate service

Brisbane City Council offers temporary office space in Brisbane City Hall to foreign consulates and embassies, allowing consular and passport services to be provided at the convenience for Brisbane and Southeast Queensland residents.

This pop-up consulate service is designed for foreign consulates and embassies that do not have a permanent office in Brisbane, and it can be held in Brisbane City Hall for several days at a time.

We encourage you to contact your local consulate or embassy for any queries related to consular services. For more details on foreign embassies and consulates in Australia, refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

If you are interested in using Brisbane City Hall for your own pop-up consulate, email

More information

If you require further information, contact Council’s International Relations and Multicultural Affairs branch at or on 07 3403 8888.

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Language support

Council’s entire website can be translated into 100+ languages for members of our multicultural communities. You may select your preferred language from the 'select language' dropdown in the footer if you would like to use the translation feature.

If you wish to speak to Council and need an interpreter, visit our translating and interpreting service page.

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