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 five 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 and the findings and recommendations of the 2019 tribunal were presented to Council’s Chief Executive Officer on 20 November 2019 for implementation by 1 January 2020. 

Applicability

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

  • Lord Mayor
  • Deputy Mayor
  • Chair of Council
  • Chairs 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 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:26 November 2019