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Starting a Business

Handshake Man And WomanBusiness entry point offers simple and convenient access to all the government information, transactions and services you need. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and running your business.

Business topics include:

  • E-business
  • Employing people
  • Environmental management
  • Fair trading
  • Grants & assistance
  • Home-based business
  • Importing & exporting
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Market research & statistics
  • Occupational health & safety
  • Registration and licences
  • Taxation
  • Tenders & contracts

Queensland Government support for starting a business

Starting a business in Queensland

For information and resources for starting your business in Queensland including grants, licenses, tools, resources and support visit:

Fact Sheet

Home Based Business, Hobby or Occupation

Operating a business, hobby or occupation from your residential premises is defined as a 'home based activity' under the Ipswich Planning Scheme. For more information, see the below Fact Sheet.

 Fact Sheet - Home Based Business (PDF, 697 kb)

Grants and Subsidies Funding Opportunities

These websites assist business and community to access goverment and non-government funding programs and guidelines