Register of local laws and notices

Brisbane City Council has a Register of Local Laws and Subordinate Local Laws and publishes notices about new local laws, as well as proposed local laws open for public consultation.

Local laws for public consultation

For any law proposed by Council, public submissions may be made to the Chief Executive Officer during a consultation period.

Proposed local laws

Public Notice of proposed Health, Safety and Amenity Local Law 2021 for the City of Brisbane

City of Brisbane Act 2010 - Section 29

Brisbane City Council (Council) has by resolution proposed to make a local law entitled Health, Safety and Amenity Local Law 2021 (the proposed local law).

The purpose of the proposed local law is to repeal the Health, Safety and Amenity Local Law 2009 and replace the existing framework with a new regulatory framework.

The proposed local law aims to:

  • introduce a regulatory framework for fire pits and braziers in Brisbane
  • extend odour provisions in relation to waste containers to residential premises
  • provide clarity about camping on Council controlled roads
  • clarify the existing regulatory framework for:
    • shopping trolleys
    • unsightly objects, materials and vegetation
    • hazardous fencing and electric fencing
    • swimming pools, portable wading pools and ponds
  • update enforcement provisions.

The amendments to the local law will also result in consequential amendments to the Public Land and Council Assets Local Law 2014 to remove the abandoned vehicle provisions which are proposed to be relocated to the proposed local law.

Council is now consulting with the public about the proposed local law and the Public Interest Test Plan (the plan) about potentially anti-competitive provisions within the proposed local law.  The consultation period for the proposed local law and the plan is 15 business days. The first day of the consultation period is Thursday 17 June 2021. The last day of the consultation period is Wednesday 7 July 2021.

Any person may, on or before Wednesday 7 July 2021:

  • download a copy of the proposed local law and the plan from the link below; and/or
  • inspect and/or obtain a copy of the proposed local law and the plan at Council’s Customer Service Centre, Level 1, Brisbane Square, 266 George Street, Brisbane; and
  • make a written submission about the proposed local law and/or the plan stating the aspects of the proposed local law and/or the plan to which the submission relates and the grounds, facts and circumstances relied on in the submission.

Submissions must:

  1. be received by Council on or before Wednesday 7 July 2021
  2. be mailed to:
    The Chief Executive Officer
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001 

​​​       or emailed to: SubmissionsToTheCEO@brisbane.qld.gov.au.

3. state the full name and address of the submitter

4. nominate a principal submitter if a submission is made by more than one submitter.

Council will consider all properly made submissions.

The personal information provided in submissions will be used by Brisbane City Council for the purpose of recording and responding to submissions on the proposed local law.  Personal information will not be disclosed to any third party without the consent of the submitter unless required or permitted by law.

More information

Download the proposed Local Law and Public Interest Test Plan:

Find out more information on the proposed local law

Public Notice of proposed Chapter 14 – Parking and Control of Traffic Amending Local Law 2021 for the City of Brisbane

City of Brisbane Act 2010 - Section 29

Brisbane City Council (Council) has by resolution proposed to make an amending local law entitled Chapter 14 – Parking and Control of Traffic Amending Local Law 2021 (the proposed amending local law).

The purpose of the proposed amending local law is to align the number of penalty units payable for the offence of ‘stopping in a parking area for people with disabilities’ with the recently amended Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 and to discourage unlawful parking practices for other offences.

Council is now consulting with the public about the proposed amending local law.  The consultation period for the proposed amending local law is 15 business days. The first day of the consultation period is Wednesday 16 June 2021. The last day of the consultation period is 6 July 2021.

Any person may, on or before 6 July 2021:

  • download a copy of the proposed amending local law from the links below; and/or
  • inspect and/or obtain a copy of the proposed amending local law at the City Customer Service Centre, Level 1, Brisbane Square, 266 George Street, Brisbane; and
  • make a written submission about the proposed amending local law stating the aspects of the proposed amending local law to which the submission relates and the grounds, facts and circumstances relied on in the submission.

Submissions must:

  1. be received by Council on or before 6 July 2021
  2. be mailed to:
    The Chief Executive Officer
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001

      or emailed to: SubmissionsToTheCEO@brisbane.qld.gov.au

  3. state the full name and address of the submitter
  4. nominate a principal submitter if a submission is made by more than one submitter.

Council will consider all properly made submissions.

The personal information provided in submissions will be used by Brisbane City Council for the purpose of recording and responding to submissions on the proposed amending local law.  Personal information will not be disclosed to any third party without the consent of the submitter unless required or permitted by law.

More information

Download the proposed amending local law:

Find out more about the changes on the proposed amending local law

New local laws

Notice of new local law

Public Notice of making the Advertising Devices Local Law 2021 for the City of Brisbane

City of Brisbane Act 2010 - Section 32

Brisbane City Council (Council) has, by resolution on 18 May 2021, made a local law entitled the Advertising Devices Local Law 2021 (the local law).

The purpose and general effect of the local law is to implement a new regulatory framework to ensure advertising devices in the Brisbane Local Government Area are located, designed and operated to complement, or at the very least, avoid where practicable, or minimise adverse impacts:

  • to the established or planned characteristics of the site, streetscapes and neighbourhood
  • on the natural environment
  • to the amenity of the site, surrounding areas and the region
  • on the cultural heritage significance of a heritage place, including any Aboriginal cultural values
  • on essential standards of public safety including the safety and efficient operation of the transport network, including the movement of pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles and aircraft.

Under the regulatory framework, Council has also made the following rules to support the administration of the local law:

  • Permitted Advertising Devices Rule
  • Advertising Devices Design and Assessment Rule.

The local law has repealed the Advertisements Local Law 2013 and the Advertisements Subordinate Local Law 2005.

The local law has repealed the following provisions of an existing local law:

  • Section 53(b) of Chapter 19 – Queen Street Mall Local Law
  • Section 63 of Chapter 19 – Queen Street Mall Local Law.

The local law contains anti-competitive provisions, and Council has adopted, by resolution, a Public Interest Test Report in respect of those provisions and determined that although the local law contains the anti-competitive provisions detailed in the Report, it is in the public interest that the local law be made.

The local law commenced on 21 May 2021.

A copy of the Advertising Devices Local Law 2021 may be:

  • viewed and downloaded from this page
  • viewed and downloaded at the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs’ website
  • inspected and purchased at Council’s Customer Service Centre, Level 1, Brisbane Square, 266 George Street, Brisbane.

More information

Download the Advertising Devices Local Law 2021 (Word - 206Kb).

Download the rules:

Register of local laws 

The Register of Local Laws lists all of Council's local laws and subordinate local laws and states the purposes and general effects of each law:

For more information, you can download local laws and subordinate local laws from the state government's Local Laws Database or request a copy of a local law from the City Business Centre, 266 George Street, Brisbane.

Last updated: 17 June 2021