Council resources

Brisbane City Council

Brisbane is the largest local government in Australia with 26 wards and 27 councillor positions. Find information about Brisbane City Council councillors, organisational structure, rates and more. Visit Council’s website to find out more.

Council’s Contact Centre is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, please phone 07 3403 8888.

This is the best contact method for urgent issues such as illegal parking, missed waste collection, traffic light problems, dogs (including lost dogs, dangerous dogs, or registration enquiries), lost property and public safety concerns.

Planning and building in Brisbane

Find out more about the Brisbane City Plan, FloodWise Property Reports, development applications, and how to get advice from Council about planning enquiries. In the first instance you can phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak to a Planning Information Officer. Find out more on Council’s website.

Councillors have no authority to direct the outcomes of development applications. Assessing Council Officers must adhere to extremely strict legislative guidelines, and Council are obligated to assess all development applications against the relevant legislation.

Development i

Development.i provides access to past and current application details and basic property information for the Brisbane City Council Local Government area so it is easy to stay informed about what is happening in your area. This is also the best place to make a submission or comment on an application.

Report issues and maintenance

Use Council’s online forms to report issues and maintenance matters at any time to Brisbane City Council.

Using a mobile or hand-held device? Try Council’s Report It App.

Council’s most popular forms

Brisbane City Council’s most popular forms are generally available to download in PDF format. You can also apply online for a variety of Council applications.

Laws and permits

Brisbane City Council administers and enforces regulations for various issues and activities in Brisbane. These include dog registration, parking, infringements, vegetation, fences and health and safety. Find out if you need a permit and how to apply.

Doing business in Brisbane

Council is committed to supporting Brisbane businesses. We provide resources and opportunities for businesses at any level of growth – from getting the right permits and licences, through to data to help research your new business and our 24/7 business hotline.


Queensland Police Service (QPS) are managed by the State Government. Please phone 000 in an emergency. Otherwise you can report a non-urgent issue to Policelink online for investigation, or you can phone 131 444.

If you have a complaint or concern about QPS, this is outside Council jurisdiction but you can contact your State MP.