Coronavirus: Support for Brisbane businesses
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.
Council is introducing a $5 million economic relief package to support local businesses, sports clubs and community groups.
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.
Business Hotline 133 BNE
For more information about coronavirus and small business phone Council's Business Hotline on 133 BNE (133 263).
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.
Council is delivering a range of online webinars and workshops to provide learning and networking opportunities to support small business.
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.
Access a suite of resources and advice to help you respond to the impacts of coronavirus.
- Australian Small Business Advisory Services Digital Solutions Qld, delivered by RDA Brisbane
- Beyond Blue Coronavirus support
- Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) Coronavirus Business Knowledge and Support Hub
- Cybersecurity advice to help small and micro businesses adapt to working during the coronavirus pandemic
- Fair Work Ombudsman: Information on Coronavirus and Australian workplace laws
- National Retail Association Coronavirus resources
- Restaurant and Catering Industry Association of Australia Coronavirus Information Hub
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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