Green homes

Brisbane City Council wants to help you and your family make a real difference to Brisbane's future. Our tips, incentives and practical information make it easy and affordable for you to live more sustainably and contribute to a cleaner, greener Brisbane.

Sustainable gardening

Find tips on creating a sustainable garden including advice on soil types, planting, pruning and mowing, garden design and greywater. Find out about Council's Free Native Plants program, as well as Council gardening events.


Free Native Plants Program

Council’s Free Native Plants Program offers a range of plants to assist the community to plant and green their properties. The native species provided through the program will help grow our city’s urban forest and support local wildlife.


Lord Mayor’s Green Heart Photography Competition

The annual Lord Mayor’s Green Heart Photography Competition challenged Brisbane residents to capture creative, emotive and inspiring images of our natural environment. In 2018, we wanted to see how you interpreted the theme ‘Colours of Brisbane’ through an environmental lens helping us work towards a clean and green Brisbane for future generations.


Green events

Brisbane City Council offers a range of events and activities to help you learn to live more sustainably. Find events.


Home heating options

Find tips for keeping your house warm as cheaply and efficiently as possible.

Saving energy

We depend on energy for almost everything we do. Council can help you make simple changes to reduce your carbon footprint and save energy and money.

Take action

Take action to reduce energy consumption and waste, make better travel choices, look after our water supplies, and protect Brisbane’s unique plants and animals. 

Green Heart Life e-newsletter

Green Heart Life is Council's free monthly e-newsletter keeping you in touch with green events, activities and programs taking place around Brisbane. 

Buying an air conditioner

Find tips on buying an air conditioner for your home to keep it cool, save money and reduce energy consumption.

Improve indoor air quality

Find tips to improve indoor air quality in your home, including tips on cleaning, renovating, pest control, furnishings, heating and cooking.