If you’re running a home-based business in Queensland there are a wide range of government requirements that may apply to you.


Things to consider when running a small business from home include taxation, employment, council approval and licensing. Below links are from business.gov.au who offers you simple and convenient access to all the government information, forms and services you need.

Advice & support

When you’re starting up a home-based business there’s a wide range of government advice and support available.


To run a successful home business you need to be able to handle a wide variety of issues.

Getting started

When you set up your office, you may need new furniture, office equipment and information and communications systems.

Registration & licences for home-based businesses

Registration and licences topic has information about registration for all new businesses, whether it’s in your home or in an office.


If you run a home-based business there are also specific tax issues you should know about, in particular, what expenses you can claim and whether you have to pay capital gains tax when you sell your home.


As a home-based business you need to make sure you have the correct level of insurance to protect yourself, your business and your home. It’s also important to understand that standard home owner policies do not generally provide cover for home-based business activities.