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Queensland-First Training Program For Brisbane Region Tourism Businesses

A new, free training program designed to help Brisbane region tourism businesses attract new customers and improve bookings is now available online.

New campaign to attract tourists to vibrant Brisbane

A new campaign showcasing Brisbane’s “Summer Always” climate and diverse array of destinations has launched to attract tourists to the Queensland capital. Unveiling the new-look campaign highlighting the city’s outdoor lifestyle and rich mix of experiences, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said he was confident Brisbane will emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic as Australia’s latest must-do destination.

Brisbane's businesswomen applauded in inaugural $250,000 Grant announcement

More than 50 local female-led businesses have snared a share of $250,000 under the inaugural Lord Mayor’s Women in Business Grant program to help them combat the impacts of the pandemic and grow their business.

Council’s Latest Economic Relief Package

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has today announced $5 million in fees, rents and charges will be waived for Brisbane businesses and community groups being heavily impacted by the spread of coronavirus.

Brisbanes Christmas jobs support hardest hit local entertainment industry

Brisbane’s Christmas calendar of events not only lit up local spirits, but also provided seasonal work for some of the industry’s hardest hit sectors.

Schrinner Council and Amazon join forces to create jobs

The Schrinner Council and Amazon have been working together closely to get products made by local businesses onto the online retailer’s Australian store and in front of a national audience.

Brisbane businesswomen urged to apply for inaugural Women in Business Grant

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has launched the first-ever Women in Business Grant, with $250,000...


Following a challenging year for Brisbane’s multi-million dollar events industry, the success of the recent annual ‘Brisbane Pop-Up’ indicated that confidence is returning to the events sector.

Former US presidential candidate and acclaimed Gold medallist to headline Brisbane’s 2021 Asia Pacific Cities Summit

Former United States presidential candidate Martin O’Malley and renowned Australian Paralympian Kurt Fearnley AO will be the headline acts at the Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) in Brisbane later this year.


A new Brisbane Business Hub offering hundreds of courses and workshops has been launched in the CBD.