Business Rent Relief Package – Queensland

Waiving for all charges, rents, levies and permit fees effective immediately for all businesses.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced Brisbane City Council will waive all charges, rents, levies and permit fees effective immediately for all businesses, as they face economic hardship caused by coronavirus impacts.

The $7.9 million business relief package will apply to businesses and Council lessees who will have a range of fees and charges waived for the next three months.

There will be a moratorium on fees and charges for footpath and outdoor dining, food safety permits, commercial river moorings, advertising, temporary food stalls, commercial lease rents, and commercial stalls, booths, and stands. Lease fees for community organisations will not be collected.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

Business permit fees, charges, and rents to be waived:

  • Footpath dining (fees)
    Waived for the period of 1 March to 30 June 2020.
  • Outdoor dining (malls)
    Credit of prepaid invoices for the period of 1 March to 30 June 2020 and Council will not pursue unpaid invoices.
  • River Pontoon Moorings (bookings)
    Credit of prepaid invoices for the period of 1 March to 30 June 2020 and Council will not pursue unpaid invoices.
  • Advertising (application or license)
    No fees for advertising, signs, hoardings and structures for the period of 1 March to 30 June 2020.
  • Filming (application)
    Waive or reduce application fees for filming approval at Council owned or controlled land or assets.
  • Entertainment venues and events (booking)
    Refunds granted for those seeking to cancel their events due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions
  • Music venues (booking)
    Refunds granted for those seeking to cancel their events due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions.
  • Food Act 2006 (fees)
    Waived or refunded for the period of 1 March to 30 June 2020.
  • Temporary Food Stalls/Premises (fees)
    Waived or refunded for the period of 1 March to 30 June 2020.
  • Standing vehicles, stalls booths and stands for commercial or promotional activity
    Waived for small business for the period of 1 March to 30 June 2020.
  • City Hall (booking)
    Refunds granted for those seeking to cancel their booking due to COVID-19.
  • Community Hall (booking)
    Refunds granted for those seeking to cancel their booking due to COVID-19.
  • Commercial leases
    Rent relief for the March to June 30 quarter for retail and tourism sector.
  • Various park permit types
    Park permit fee waived for for small business for the period 1 March to 30 June 2020.

 

Links to Government Resources

FAQs

Businesses and Council lessees.

A range of fees and charges will be waived for the next three months.

Business Rent Relief Package - Queensland - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Who is eligible?

Businesses and Council lessees.

How long are fees waived for?

A range of fees and charges will be waived for the next three months.

Supported by

Join for updates