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Supporting local businesses

We support local businesses by providing a range of services to assist business owners.

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Business support

City of Gold Coast is committed to ensuring that the foundations are in place for businesses to have every chance of success. We aim to achieve this through:

  • proactively working with local businesses to reduce red-tape,
  • facilitating new business opportunities through local procurement, investment attraction, business networks and collaboration, and
  • connecting businesses with appropriate resources, programs, funding and industries – across all government and industry sectors.

Our core focus is on delivering smart city infrastructure, a framework for long-term sustainable development and a globally-connected entrepreneurial culture.

Whether you're starting a new business, looking to expand or relocate your business, looking to comply with legislation, or seeking training – we can provide advice or point you in the right direction.

Local procurement

Learn more about the way the City conducts and carries out procurement including ‘buy local’ governance, procurement policy and annual City Contracting Plan.

Visit our Procurement page to find out more about how to supply to the City, and find out about our methods of procurement and current tender opportunities.

Sign up for tender alerts and learn how to submit a tender online using LG tender box.

Register as a potential supplier to the City

Use our online form to register your interest as a potential supplier to the City.

Permits and licensing

If you need a permit or licence from City of Gold Coast visit our Permits and licensing section to find out more, or you can search our Permits and licensing list to find what you're looking for faster.

Programs and events

Partnership Program

The Partnership Program allows the City to respond to opportunities to collaborate with business and industry groups by qualifying partnership opportunities based on endorsed eligibility criteria, and approve any required financial support in a transparent manner.

Apply for the Partnership Program

Find a link to downloadable versions of the Partnership Program application form below.

Growth Accelerator Program

The Growth Accelerator Program is an intensive program that sees local business advisors work closely with local businesses to assist them to move into the next phase of business growth.

Gold Coast Business Week

Gold Coast Business Week is an annual event that sees the Gold Coast’s business leaders, entrepreneurs and community come together to celebrate, connect and grow.

To learn more about Gold Coast Business Week, visit Gold Coast Way Ahead - Business Week.

Libraries – business resources

City Libraries have a range of resources to help you start and succeed in business, including the Start me up – Business skills series.

Export support

City of Gold Coast provides support and advice to assist companies in securing business in international markets, including the Emerging Exporters Program, Export Assistance Scheme, Trade Missions and access to the TradeStart network.

To learn more, visit: Export assistance.

Gold Coast economy and statistics

City of Gold Coast provides an economic advisory service that helps businesses make strategic decisions about expanding or relocating to the Gold Coast.

We also invest in Economy Id, Profile Id and Atlas Id economic profiling tools that allow users to gain free access to information about the local economy and working population.

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