Economic relief for businesses, sports clubs and community groups

Brisbane City Council is committed to supporting businesses, sporting and community groups across our city during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

To support Brisbane, local businesses and the clubs and groups that bring our communities together, Council is introducing a $5 million economic relief package by waiving a significant number of fees, rents and charges between 1 January and 31 March 2022. This applies to any new applications received between 1 January to 31 March 2022 and renewals printed and issued from 1 January to 31 March 2022. Renewals printed prior to 31 December 2021 that are due after 1 January 2022 are not included.

What fees will be waived?

Council will waive a significant number of fees as well as leasing costs for clubs and community groups on Council land.

The following fees will be waived between 1 January and 31 March 2022:

Fee waivers for 1 January to 31 March 2022.
Advertising sign permits
  • Annual renewable licence fee 
  • Application fee 
  • Assessment fee 
  • Resubmission of application fee 
  • Temporary sign - Generally inappropriate assessment fee 
  • Temporary sign assessment fee 
  • Transfer of licence fee 
  • Generally inappropriate assessment fee 
Amplified music venue
  • Licence renewal application 
  • New application with / without plans 
  • Variation of conditions of permit 
Food trucks and standing street vehicles
  • Food Truck: Application fee 
  • Food Truck: Design assessment fee
  • Food Truck: Occupancy fee
  • Standing Street Vehicle: Application fee
  • Standing Street Vehicle: Design requirement fee
  • Standing Street Vehicle: Occupancy fee
Footpath dining
  • Application fee
  • Design requirement fee
  • Occupancy fee
Entertainment venues and events
  • Entertainment events: Amendment fee 
  • Entertainment events: Application fee 
  • Entertainment events: Self-assessable application fee 
  • Entertainment venues: Application fee
  • Entertainment venues: Design requirement fee 
Food safety
  • Application fee 
  • Food safety program accreditation and amendment – Major, Medium and Minor
  • Food stall
Personal appearance services
  • Amendment (significant) fee 
  • Licence renewal fee 
  • New application with plans 
  • New application without plans 
  • Transfer fee 
River access network pontoon mooring bookings
  • Venue Hire for pontoon moorings and bookings 
  • Annual Outdoor Dining Consent fee for outdoor dining areas in the Queen St and Valley Malls
  • Permit to occupy fee
Commercial vehicles
  • Annual application fee
  • Annual permit fee
  • Annual replacement label fee
  • Short term application fee
  • Short term permit fee
  • Short term replacement label fee
Commercial driveway
  • Application fee
Permission to cross commercial kerb and channel
  • Application fee
Film in Brisbane
  • Fees and permits associated with filming in Brisbane
Business recycling fees
  • Fee relief on commercial recycling bins
Lifestyle and Community Services managed leases
  • Waiver of rent charges. Groups in Council owned sites, includes commercial lease rents and community organisation rents in Council community facilities
Community organisations: leases and licences
  • Waiver of rent charges and licence fees. Community organisations leasing Council sites
Commercial leases of Council buildings - retail and tourism
  • Waiver of rent charges for commercial billboards and businesses leasing Council buildings
Last updated: 1 March 2022

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