Brisbane City Council is doing more to support local business and protect local jobs as we face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. 

To keep serving the community, including local businesses, Council has a strong business continuity plan prepared. 

It’s more important than ever to show our Brisbane business community that they’re not alone.  

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 Recovery Taskforce

Brisbane City Council is taking action to help rebuild Brisbane’s economy by delivering initiatives under our Economic Recovery Taskforce.

The Taskforce has been set up to bolster and rebuild Brisbane’s economy in the wake of coronavirus and will drive Council’s contribution to the city’s recovery over the next few years.

Read about the current initiatives

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. 

See all upcoming business events.

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’s Economic Recovery Taskforce works to help local businesses get back on their feet, many local businesses have inspired us with their innovation and creativity. 

We’re sharing some local business stories hoping it offers inspiration to get your business back on track. 

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Stay up to date

Want to receive the latest news and updates about doing Business in Brisbane? 

Learn about the many services Council offers to Brisbane businesses, gain advice, be inspired, hear about the latest upcoming events and so 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.

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, Council has a range of free business workshops and events to help.

Brisbane’s economy is on the mend, with the return of people to the workplace boosting pedestrian traffic and increasing spending in dining and retail precincts.


Last updated: 10 August 2021