Councillors' Remuneration Policy

Brisbane City Council first established an independent Councillor Remuneration Tribunal (the Tribunal) to determine Councillor remuneration in 2013.

In accordance with the Tribunal’s Terms of Reference, the Tribunal is reappointed every  four years, unless a special sitting is requested by Council in the interim. The Tribunal conducted a review in 2013 and 2017. In 2019 the Tribunal conducted a review of Councillor superannuation benefits.

The Tribunal met again in 2022 to undertake a review of Councillor remuneration. The findings and recommendations were presented to Council’s Chief Executive Officer on 31 March 2022 to take effect from 1 June 2022.

Applicability

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

  • Lord Mayor
  • Deputy Mayor
  • Chair of Council
  • Civic Cabinet Chairs
  • 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 2022 Independent Councillor Remuneration Tribunal:

Download the findings and recommendations of the 2019 independent Councillor Remuneration Tribunal:

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: 27 April 2022

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