Brisbane Business Support and Resources

The following resources are available to Brisbane businesses. If you need more guidance, please phone the Small Business Hotline on 1300 654 687 or the Brisbane City Council’s Business Hotline on 133 263.

Finance Support

National Debt Helpline

A not-for-profit service that helps people tackle their debt problems. 

Rural Financial Counselling Service (Southern Queensland)

Free financial counselling for primary producers and small business owners in southern Queensland.

Xero Business Loans

Xero has partnered with financial institutions to streamline the process of applying for finance. You can share your data in Xero securely with leading lenders to get a quicker decision on your business finance application. 

Workcover Advice Line

CCIQ advisors can help you with information about WorkCover claims, how to handle returning to work, case reviews and appeals processes, and more.

General Support

Brisbane City Council

Resources and opportunities for Brisbane businesses.

Advice and support

Small business assistance, including resources, services, tools and support. 

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Resources to help small businesses to start, grow and employ through grants and support programs.

Small Business Events

A calendar list of events that provide advice and assistance to businesses.

Mentoring for Growth program

Offers eligible businesses free access to a volunteer directory of business owners who can provide expert knowledge. 

TAFE information for small business

Small business solutions delivered through workshops and one-on-one mentoring. 

Multicultural Business Scholarship Program and Mentoring Scheme

Apply for a business scholarship or mentoring placement to expand your business skills and capabilities.


As a member of the program, you will have the opportunity to utilize one-on-one coaching, site surveys and benchmarking support. 

Guide To Starting A Business

This guide will take you through each step of starting a business and help you understand what’s ahead.

Workforce Australia – Self-Employment Assistance

Self-Employment Assistance can help you start and run a small business.

Entrepreneurship Facilitators

Entrepreneurship Facilitators can help you start and run a small business.

New Business Assistance with NEIS

New Business Assistance with NEIS (New Enterprise Incentive Scheme) can help you to start and develop your small business.

Translation and Interpreting Services

Access translation services. The DESBT small business hotline 1300 645 687 will always accept the charge from TIS, and this will help if the enquiry is “basic” in nature.

Family Business Association

Family Business Association are the premier organisation for providing family businesses of any size access to education, training, experts, events and more, all specifically tailored to supporting family businesses and helping them succeed & thrive across generations.

Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business

Follow your passion with over 70 industry-recognised courses to choose from. Achieve your dream of operating your own business by developing skills and a broad knowledge base in this specialised qualification.

Grants Available

Queensland Government Grants Finder

Find Queensland Government grants and assistance that may help you.

Australian Government grants and programs tool

Helps you to find grants, funding and support programs from across Australian, state, and territory government grants.


Find the Australian Government’s current grant opportunity listings.

Business grants and assistance

Learn more about business grants and assistance in Queensland. Read how to find grants and apply for grant funding. 

Small business grants schedule

Lists current and upcoming Queensland grant programs.

Business Growth Fund Program

This grant targets high-growth businesses who can accelerate growth, drive Queensland’s economy and employ more Queenslanders. 

Grants innovation

For businesses that are unable to fund their own ideas, a range of grants and financial assistance is available to support innovation. An easy way to find suitable grants is to use a grants directory. This page has a list of grant directories for innovation funding.

Grants and funding for tourism businesses

This page provides information on the range of assistance programs available to the tourism industry.

Advance Queensland small business support 

A list of Advance Queensland programs and funds for small businesses.

Mental Health Support

Find a mental health service

This list provides services for confidential, non-judgemental support. If you need help now please call Triple Zero (000) or go to a hospital if you are in immediate danger.

Small Business Wellness Package

The Small Business Wellness Package is a new package of mental health support providing tailored, one-on-one services to small business operators to help them grow and thrive.

New Access by Beyond Blue

NewAccess for Small Business Owners is a free and confidential mental health program, developed by Beyond Blue to give small business owners the support they need.

Black Dog Institute

Tips and information on how to make your business or workplace mentally healthy

Heads up

Provides a range of resources, information and advice, including help to create an tailored action plan for your business.


Mental health resources, including a mental health handbook specifically for small business owners.


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