Brisbane City Council is committed to ensuring Brisbane remains the most small business-friendly city in Australia.

Businesses can use this page to find the latest updates about support and services and can sign up for business-specific email updates.

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Economic relief package

Council is introducing a $5 million economic relief package to support local businesses, sports clubs and community groups.

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Small Business Roundtable

Brisbane City Council’s Small Business Roundtable will transition the city’s focus from economic recovery towards economic revitalisation.  

The Roundtable will ensure opportunities and initiatives are identified to help local businesses grow and succeed. 

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Contact us for support

Business Hotline 133 BNE

For more information about coronavirus and small business phone Council's Business Hotline on 133 BNE (133 263).

One-on-one support

Council's Business Liaison Officers are available for free one-on-one drop-in sessions at the Suburban Business Hub to talk with you about the resources and programs that are available to support your business. You can also email the team or phone Council on 07 3403 8888 to book a one on one call. 

Business events

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Council is delivering a range of online webinars and workshops to provide learning and networking opportunities to support small business. 

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Working with Council 

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We’re committed to our buy local procurement policy, which aims to lift the number of Council contracts going to local business by 80 per cent.  

Visit How Council buys or phone 133 BNE (133 263) to find out more. 

Seven-day payment terms

Council wishes to advise Council’s payments to business suppliers who employ less than 20 people has been reduced from 30 days to seven to help further support small business and protect jobs from the impact of coronavirus in Brisbane.  ​

These changes will apply to Council-procured goods and services where outstanding and future payments will be fast-tracked, effective from Friday 3 April 2020.  

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Other financial assistance

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Booking refunds 

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Those needing to cancel an upcoming booking at a Council-operated venue will have their booking refunded or postponed free of charge until further notice.  

Phone the venue where the booking was placed to receive your refund.  

Tools and resources

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Access a suite of resources and advice to help you respond to the impacts of coronavirus.

Our Brisbane Business Community

While Council worked to help local businesses get back on their feet in the wake of coronavirus, many local businesses inspired us with their innovation and creativity.

We're sharing some of these local business success stories.

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Learn about the many services Council offers to Brisbane businesses, gain advice, be inspired, hear about upcoming events and much more by signing up to receive our monthly Business in Brisbane e-newsletter

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Latest news

Read about the latest business news, initiatives and programs.

[UPDATED: November 2021] Whether you want to get to know your local business community better, brush up on your networking skills or get practical advice from business experts, Brisbane City Council has a range of free business workshops and events to help.

Amie Hankinson had been running her toy shop, Growing Kind, online for two years when she launched her first pop-up through Council’s Suburban Shopfront Activation program.


Last updated: 19 January 2022

Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.