Please find below links to a number of useful business resources and information. There are programs and services available to assist you at every stage of business, and to navigate every opportunity and challenge.
Licensing & Approvals
Logan City Council is committed to helping you build and operate a better, fully compliant business. For information relating to permits, licences, approvals and registrations, please visit the Logan City Council website.
South East Queensland Councils have collaborated to standardise information for a number of permits, licences, approvals and registrations. This information can be found on the Toolbox website.
Starting a Business
Don’t know where to start? Business Launchpad just made everything easy!
Business Launchpad is a new digital tool that makes it easier to discover licences, permits and regulatory information tailored to your business needs. To generate your guide, simply follow the steps below:
- Answer 2 sets of questions about your business location, type and services.
- Business Launchpad guide pulls in specific licences, approvals, advice and support services from all levels of government.
- Your new guide automatically saves to your Business Launchpad account (if signed in) or your device (if not signed in).
Logan City Council Library Resources
Hive Coworking Spaces
The Hive is Logan City Council Libraries’ coworking space, designed for use by small business owners, independent professionals and people starting out in business.
These flexible, shared coworking spaces can support working, meetings, networking, the sharing of ideas and offer improved opportunities for people to work collaboratively.
Use of the Hive is free of charge.
Meeting Rooms available for businesses
If you are looking for a suitable venue to host a business meeting, function or corporate event in the City of Logan, download and browse the list of Business Meeting and Events Facilities booklet.
The facilities are listed by suburb and and information such as venue name, address, contact, website address and capacity details are included. For further information on audio visual and other capabilities, you will need to contact the venue directly.
If your venue is not included in this list and/or you wish to advise of any further information or corrections, please contact us.
City of Logan Chambers of Commerce
The City of Logan has three Chambers of Commerce:
Chambers of Commerce provide support to Logan businesses through enabling networking and interaction with other businesses and community; plus government agencies, schools and community organisations. Each Chamber hosts regular events and LOED hosts quarterly events with the combined Chambers.
Tender and Procurement Information
View the Logan City Council ‘Doing Business with Council‘ page for more information on Procurement.
Logan City Council’s tender process plays an important role in the economic development of the City of Logan.
Under the Local Government Act, Council is required to advertise contracts worth more than $220,000 via public tender. Current tenders are available via Council’s online tender portal – TenderLink.
It is recommended if a business is looking for opportunities to supply goods, services or works to Council then they should register on the TenderLink website to review all tender opportunities, free of charge.
Council has a policy to use suppliers based in Logan City wherever possible, and is a keen supporter of economic development in the city.
Logan City Council’s e-Procurement process is designed to boost the local economy and drive business to local suppliers.
VendorPanel Marketplace is used by Council employees when there is no preferred or pre-qualified supplier arrangement in place and where the intended expenditure is below $220,000 (inclusive of GST).
At the heart of this solution, Logan City Council is trying to make it easier for Council staff to engage with local businesses and the open market by giving small to medium enterprises better access to Council procurement opportunities and increase governance and transparency in the quotation process.
The e-Procurement system is an opportunity for businesses in the open market to have their goods and services seen by Council, it’s free for suppliers to register and is easy to use.
Businesses can register by visiting the VendorPanel Marketplace website and following the simple 5 step process.
For more information on the VendorPanel Marketplace system please contact the Logan City Council Corporate Procurement Program on 07 3412 5841 or the VendorPanel support team on 03 9095 6181.
Supplying to Government
- Buy Queensland – State Government Procurement Strategy
- Industry Capability Network (ICN)
Selling to Government
Are you interested in understanding opportunities to sell to the Australian Government?
The Department of Finance’s Selling to Government website provides information to support businesses understand how to participate in Australian Government procurement and contracting opportunities, including:
- Where to find opportunities to sell to the Australian Government
- What rules and processes do Australian Government organisations follow when procuring goods and services
- How to respond to an approach to the market
- What to expect if you are awarded a contract.
The Department of Finance is continuously updating the website to improve information for suppliers.
If you are interested in supplying to the Australian Government, visit sellingtogov.finance.gov.au to find out more.
- Business Queensland Grants
- gov.au Grant Search
- Trade and Investment Queensland Grants and Assistance
State and Federal Government Business Support
Loganjobs.com.au – helping local businesses find local staff
Loganjobs.com.au is a free jobs site and resource hub, connecting local employers to local jobseekers in the City of Logan.
Prepare your business – disaster and emergency management
Careful planning is the most effective way to reduce the impacts of a disaster.
Visit the Prepare your business page on the Logan City Council website for 10 Tips to prepare your business, continuity planning template plus other useful resources.