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

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


Free Native Plants Program

Council offers the Free Native Plants Program to residents, schools, clubs, body corporates and registered community groups to plant within their grounds.


Lord Mayor’s Green Heart Photography Competition

Vote now for your favourite Lord Mayor’s Green Heart Photography Competition finalist. You could win a Story Bridge Adventure Climb for two just by voting. Voting ends 26 November.


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.