Business Launchpad

Save time and effort when starting and running your small 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.

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How the Business Launchpad works

Simply tell us about your business type, location and services, and the Business Launchpad will generate a tailored guide of results from Australian, Queensland and local governments. You can:

  • create an account
  • refine your results
  • manage your priority applications
  • find and complete forms
  • prefill some forms and apply online
  • learn who to contact about what.

Currently, if you're thinking of opening a café and wanted to prepare fresh food on-site, sell alcohol with meals, provide background music and alfresco dining, and have a new sign on the footpath, you'll need licences from multiple agencies across all 3 levels of government. Keeping track of everything you need can be time-consuming.

Now with the Business Launchpad, just answer 2 quick questionnaires and let the tool do the discovery work for you.

How to use the Business Launchpad

Watch this video to learn how to use the Business Launchpad to save you time and effort when setting up and running your small business.


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Business types in Business Launchpad

Use Business Launchpad to start these types of food and beverage, and residential construction businesses:

Beer manufacturing

  • Beer wholesaler
  • Brewery
  • Craft brewery


  • Café
  • Home-based food business
  • Licensed café
  • Licensed caterer
  • Licensed restaurant
  • Restaurant


  • Airline caterer
  • Caterer


  • Community club
  • Ethnic club
  • Hospitality club
  • Private sports club
  • RSL club
  • Social club
  • Sporting club
  • Workers club

Fruit and vegetable retailing

  • Fruit and vegetable shop
  • Greengrocer


  • Convenience store
  • General store
  • Grocery store
  • Supermarket

Liquor retailing

  • Bottle shop
  • Liquor store
  • Wine retailer

Meat, poultry and fish retailing

  • Butcher
  • Fishmonger


  • Bar
  • Hotel
  • Nightclub
  • Pub
  • Tavern
  • Wine bar

Takeaway/mobile food vending

  • Fish and chip shop
  • Food delivery
  • Ice cream/gelato shop
  • Juice bar
  • Market food stall
  • Milk bar
  • Mobile food van
  • Sushi/sashimi takeaway
  • Takeaway/snack food bar

Wine manufacturing

  • Wine producer



  • Cabinet making
  • Carpentry
  • Joinery
  • Shopfitting
  • Timber flooring


  • Concrete floor finishing
  • Concreting
  • Foundation work


  • Building certification
  • Building design
  • Building project management
  • Flat, apartments, unit, duplex building
  • Handyman services
  • House construction
  • Insulation installation
  • Kitchen, bathroom and laundry building
  • Metal fabrication and/or erection
  • Non-structural metal fabrication and installation
  • Prefab
  • Property development
  • Restricted building
  • Scaffolding
  • Shed, carport, garage construction
  • Steel fixing
  • Swimming pool building/installation
  • Waterproofing


  • Antennae cabler
  • Apprentice electrician
  • Cable jointer
  • Data cabler
  • Electrical fitter
  • Electrical linesperson
  • Electrical mechanic
  • Electrician
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic
  • Restricted electrician
  • Training electrician


  • Building consulting
  • Building inspection
  • Certifying engineer
  • Civil engineering consulting
  • Construction consulting
  • Drafting
  • Electrical engineering consulting
  • Engineering consulting
  • Engineering surveying
  • Hydraulic services design
  • Residential building inspection

Essential services and security


  • Glazing
  • Window installation


  • Fitter
  • Flyscreen installation
  • Insulation material installation
  • Lift installation


  • Irrigation installation
  • Landscaping

Painting, decorating, floor covering

  • Decorating
  • Floor covering
  • Painting
  • Tiling

Pest control



  • Gasfitting
  • Plumbing


Site preparation

  • Asbestos removal
  • Demolitions expert
  • Earthmover and/or excavator
  • Surveying

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