Doing Business on the Cassowary Coast

Cassowary Coast Regional Council is committed to the growth of existing and development of new small businesses across the region. Small businesses are the heart of our small towns, helping to shape our community and drive our economy.

Small Business Friendly Initiative

Cassowary Coast Regional Council is a Small Business Friendly Council. In April 2022, Council officially signed the Small Business Friendly Charter, a significant step towards supporting small businesses. This charter is designed to make your business operations smoother by facilitating better communication, engagement, and explanation of complex documentation. With over 3,000 small businesses across the region, this charter commitment means support, resources, and additional tools to help your business thrive.


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Business and Investment Resources

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Want to work with us?

Council is committed to supporting local businesses by consistently engaging local contractors and suppliers. As a significant contributor to the region's economy, the Council generates numerous economic benefits, fosters employment opportunities, and invests in goods and services within the community. Through these efforts, the Council not only stimulates economic growth but also enhances the capabilities of local businesses, ensuring a thriving and sustainable regional economy.

Please visit our Your Say site to learn more or participate in any upcoming engagement sessions.


Current Tenders Quotes, & Expression of Interest

Council uses VendorPanel for all tendering processes. VendorPanel is an e-tendering solution used to streamline the tendering process. Register your business with VendorPanel ( to receive invitations, to download tender documents, seek clarification using the forum and lodge electronic quotation and tender responses.

Council actively encourages businesses and local industries to engage in available opportunities through our expressions of interest, tender, or quotation processes.

For details on current tenders and public quotations, please visit here TENDERS

Additional Support

  • New hospitality and construction businesses on the Cassowary Coast can access the online one-stop-shop service Business Launchpad, provided by the Queensland Government, to help locate and complete the right paperwork to get started.



  • The ECO Certification program certifies tourism products (tours, accommodations, attractions) with a primary focus on nature.

    It assures travellers that certified products are backed by a strong, well-managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high-quality nature-based tourism experiences.

    The Cassowary Coast Regional Council encourages all nature based tourism businesses (accommodation, attractions and tours) to complete a quick free ECO scan to see whether your business is suitable and establish what work is involved in becoming and ECO Certified business.


Connect with Council

Need support with or help to start or grow your business? Contact the Small Business Friendly team at Council via email

Want more information?

Please contact Council via email, phone 1300 763 903 or visit the Cassowary Coast Regional Council on Facebook at Cassowary Coast Regional Council for more updates.