Starting a Business

​Business in the Lockyer

You can be part of one of the fastest growing regions in Australia. Traditionally known for its horticulture and farming, the Lockyer Valley is rapidly changing into the “region of choice for vibrant rural living”.
The Lockyer Valley is focused on maintaining its rural lifestyle while providing modern day technologies and facilities.

Relaxed lifestyle, outstanding investment and business opportunities, great education facilities, spectacular tourism products, a friendly community and proactive local government make the Lockyer Valley a great location to work, live and play.

Location, location, location!

The Lockyer Valley is strategically positioned in the South-East Queensland corner. Covering approximately 2,200 sqkms and recognised as one of the "top ten most fertile farming areas in the world".

Our businesses and residents have easy and convenient access to Brisbane, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

The Lockyer Valley offers a clean rural environment, open spaces and affordable land.  With easy access to major transport routes for both domestic and export distribution by road, sea or air.

Industry opportunities

Lockyer Valley Regional Council is keen to work with business owners and investors seeking to establish in the region.

Projects and proposals which support sustainable economic growth are both welcomed and encouraged.

The region is home to many families, and boasts a workforce which is stable, reliable and skilled.

To fnd out more about our economic opportunities download a copy of the Lockyer Valley Economic Development Plan

Starting, relocating or growing a business

Our Regional Development Team can assist you with getting all the information you need to start your own business. A proud supporter of local businesses, we are committed to the future development of the region and encourage you to start your own business today!

For more information on how Council can support you in setting up or growing your business, contact the Regional Development Team on 07 5466 3505 or email

Other Helpful resources

Federal Government Business Portal

Queensland Government Business Portal

Lockyer Valley Demographic and Social Data

Page reviewed: 14 Jun 2019 10:00am