Councillors' Remuneration Policy

Brisbane City Council first established an independent Councillor Remuneration Tribunal to determine councillor remuneration (salary and allowances) in 2013.

In accordance with its Terms of Reference, the tribunal is reappointed every five years. The tribunal conducted a review in late 2017. The findings and recommendations of the 2017 tribunal were presented to Council’s Chief Executive Officer on 24  November 2017 for implementation on 1 July 2018.

Applicability

The Councillor Remuneration Policy applies to all classes of offices in Council including:

  • Lord Mayor
  • Deputy Mayor
  • Chairman of Council
  • Chairmen of Standing Committees
  • Leader of the Opposition
  • other Councillors.

The findings and recommendations of the independent Councillor Remuneration Tribunal are available online.

Download the findings and recommendations of the 2017-18 independent Councillor Remuneration Tribunal:

Download the findings and recommendations of the 2013 independent Councillor Remuneration Tribunal:

In the ensuing years between review periods, Council adopts annual percentage movements as set out by the state government’s Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal.

Last updated:7 May 2019