Brisbane City Council is committed to taking pressure off household rates and rents by balancing the budget while keeping Brisbane moving forward.  

With sensible spending in mind, the budget outlines our on-going delivery of city-shaping projects including Brisbane Metro and the Victoria Park Master Plan, while also spending more than 89% of this year’s $4 billion budget in the suburbs. 

The budget responds to pressure on household budgets by ensuring Brisbane’s residential minimum rates will continue to be the lowest in South East Queensland, as well as providing generous discounts and rebates for home composting equipment and green bins, continuing to fund free off-peak travel for seniors on Brisbane buses and ferries, and bringing back $2 Summer Dips. 

Use this page to find out more about the 2024-25 Brisbane City Council Budget.

Budget highlights

$977 million


$313.5 million


$61 million


$541 million


$13.4 million


$79 million


Cost of living

We’re taking the pressure off household budgets by providing generous rebates for home composting and food waste recycling equipment and maintaining discounts on green bins.

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Cost-of-living initiatives to take pressure off household rates and rents:

  • $27.7 million: Pensioner rates rebates and concessions
  • $15.8 million: $60 on-time rates payment discount
  • $8.4 million: Green waste recycling bin discount 
  • $3.3 million: Free off-peak transport for seniors 
  • $2.2 million: $2 Summer Dips 
  • $500,000: Home composting and food waste recycling equipment rebates 
  • Maintaining the cheapest residential minimum rates in South East Queensland.

Building Brisbane's future

We’re delivering the biggest boost to public transport in decades with a record investment in services and the delivery of the turn-up-and-go Brisbane Metro project.

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Brisbane Metro

We’re delivering the gamechanging Brisbane Metro this year, which will revolutionise public transport and connect the city and suburbs like never before. $248m is in this year’s budget to bring the project to life.

Victoria Park

Council is transforming Victoria Park into a 64-hectare urban oasis as part of the Victoria Park/ Barrambin Master Plan. We’re committing $33.6m in this year's budget to continue the delivery of a revitalised green space.

Fighting congestion

Council is keeping Brisbane moving by building a city that’s ready to take on the challenges of the future. We’re investing $313.5m in building better roads and delivering congestionbusting projects like the Moggill Road Corridor and Beams Road upgrades to create a better connected Brisbane.

Short-stay Accommodation 

The Short-stay Accommodation Taskforce has examined the city’s short-stay rental market to identify a best-practice approach for Brisbane. Find out more.

Budget documents and Lord Mayor's speech

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