New residents guide

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Welcome to Brisbane! Our city is a great place to live, work and relax as it’s a vibrant, green and prosperous city, valued for its friendly and optimistic character and enjoyable lifestyle.

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Get support

Find out about the variety of services, programs and strategies Council offers to support Brisbane's diverse community.

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Interact with Council

Pay a bill, learn about pets, find your bin collection day, research a local law or get in touch with Council.

Join your local library

Council libraries offer books and online resources for all ages and interests, plus free events, public wi-fi and meeting spaces.

A city for everyone

Brisbane is an inclusive city where everyone can feel they belong regardless of age, ability or background.

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Storm safety

Severe weather is a part of life in Brisbane. Find out what is important to know for storm season.

Dog registration

Information about dog registration and how to search for a lost pet.

Multicultural services

Find services and initiatives for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Grow your business

Brisbane is a great city to start or grow your business.

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Getting around

Learn how to get around Brisbane by bikeway, road or river. There are plenty of ways to travel.

Explore your city

Find your closest parks, community halls, cultural, sport and recreation facilities, venues and precincts.

Opportunities for young people

Young people can live, work, play and study in Brisbane and be engaged, empowered, included and celebrated.

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Active and healthy events

Get out and stay fit with one of hundreds of active and healthy events across Brisbane.

Map of Brisbane

Last updated: 30 June 2022

Brisbane City Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and their unique relationship with their ancestral country. We pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of Brisbane, and recognise their strength and wisdom.