Brisbane City Council is the largest local government in Australia, covering an area of 1338.1 square kilometres. Brisbane is a youthful and enthusiastic city, home to more than one million people.

The city is appreciated by residents and visitors alike for its friendliness and optimism. Brisbane enjoys a subtropical climate with humid summers and mild winters. The Brisbane River is a special feature, winding 114 kilometres through the city.

Brisbane City Council manages Australia’s biggest local government budget at $3.1 billion for 2012/2013. Its workforce of more than 7900 employees delivers core local government services such as public transport, urban management and city administration to a culturally diverse population.

Council maintains 5,680km of roads and 1070km of bikeways and is focussed on easing traffic congestion through road improvements and better public transport.

Council is working to build a stronger economy with a development plan that will double the city’s share of GDP over the next twenty years while rolling out the most ambitious environmental agenda in the city’s history.

Brisbane’s thriving economy is driving the city’s growth. Jobs in metro Brisbane are growing faster than the population as its enviable lifestyle draws investors, entrepreneurs and global companies here for business.

Council provides highly professional expertise to deliver large-scale projects with the private sector and other levels of government to work together and make a difference to Brisbane.
The Lord Mayor and twenty-six councillors govern the operations of Council.

Lord Mayor Profile

Quirk The Hon Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor of Brisbane

Following his appointment as Lord Mayor of Brisbane in April 2011, Graham Quirk was elected as Lord Mayor in the 2012 Brisbane City Council election.

Graham has a long record of service to Brisbane and the local community, being first elected to Council in 1985. As a member of Civic Cabinet for over a decade, he has overseen key portfolios of infrastructure and finance, as well as serving as Deputy Mayor for three years.

Over the course of his career and as part of the Council Administration, Graham has been responsible for delivering many positive outcomes and ongoing projects for the city, including:

  • Developing an Economic Development plan to create a sustainable financial future for Brisbane residents
  • Building an Accessible and Inclusive city by ensuring mainstream facilities and services are universally accessible to all residents and visitors
  • Delivering world-class infrastructure including the TransApex network of cross city tunnels and bridges
  • Working to achieve 40% natural cover and open space across Brisbane

As Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk is committed to delivering for the residents of Brisbane and making the city a better place to live, work and invest in.

 Contact Brisbane City Council:|

  • Residents – phone 07 3403 8888 –  Our Contact Centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Business – phone 133 BNE (133 263)  Council has a dedicated 24 hour a day, seven day a week hotline to support  business in Brisbane.
  • Web www.brisbane.qld.gov.au