Support for artisan food and beverage producers

Business Launchpad

Save time and effort when starting your food and beverage business by using the Business Launchpad, a new digital tool that makes it easier to discover licences, permits and regulatory information tailored to your business needs.

A wide range of targeted programs are available to support Queensland artisan food and beverage producers to increase productivity, competitiveness and innovation.

Food and beverage directory and associations

Food innovation and trials

We support opportunities for food innovation and food product testing through the:

  • Food Pilot Plant (Health and Food Sciences Precinct, Coopers Plains, Brisbane) – that offers food processing and agriculture business services including processing equipment, food researchers and diagnostic testing facilities.
  • FNQ Food Incubator – that assists artisan producers in Far North Queensland to develop and create new recipes, processes and tastes, and convert ideas into commercial products.

Mentoring and networking

Grants and business support

Programs and campaigns

  • ecoBiz Queensland provides small and medium businesses with free advice, training and workshops on ways to improve environmental sustainability and lower operating costs. On average, participating businesses achieved 19% energy savings, 15% water savings and 23% waste savings. Learn more about ecoBiz.

Licences and regulations

Publications and initiatives

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Small business hotline: 1300 654 687

General enquiries: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)