When investigating an odour complaint, Brisbane City Council considers the:
- amount of odour being emitted
- duration and rate of emission and the odour's characteristics and qualities
- sensitivity of the environment into which the odour is being emitted and the impact that it has had or may have
- views of any other neighbours or complainants.
Ways you can reduce odour emissions include:
- keep your property tidy and don't allow vegetation or rubbish to accumulate
- consider weather conditions before starting work that will create odour, for example when using fertiliser
- enclose or cover compost bins and piles of vegetation.
Backyard burning is not allowed in Brisbane City Council area.
- Managing air and odour pollution in our community fact sheet (PDF - 374kb)
- Managing air and odour pollution in our community fact sheet (Word - 105kb).
How to lodge a complaint
Find out how to lodge a complaint about an environmental nuisance issue.