Brisbane City Council offers several ways to get help and assistance with lodgement.
Frequently asked questions
Council has created frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you troubleshoot the lodgement process:
Electronic file requirements
When submitting your development application to Brisbane City Council, there are specific file requirements when providing attachments. The file requirements are:
For online lodgements, supporting drawings and documents can be attached as any of the following file types: Word, PDF or JPG.
For all other documents, all files must be in PDF format:
- created by a software program, not by a scanner
- unlocked with no password protection.
There is no combined file size limit when lodging attachments, however each individual document must be less than 10Mb in size.
File names must:
- be the name of the type of document (for example 'form' or 'application report')
- not exceed 25 characters, including spaces
- not have symbols, including underscores.
Specific file naming advice includes:
|Part of application
|Development Assessment forms (DA forms)
|Forms.pdf or Forms.pdf
|Do not combine these forms - attach as a single PDF
|Name the file according to the name of the report, e.g. Assessment Report.pdf, Traffic Report.pdf
|Attach as a single PDF
|Name the file according to the appendix type, e.g. Appendix 1 Letter of support.pdf
|Attach each appendix as a separate PDF
|Plans and drawings
|Name the file according to the plan or drawing number and type, e.g. DWG1075 House plan.pdf
|Attach each plan and drawing as a single landscape PDF
|Attach the survey plan as a separate PDF.
|Attach as a separate PDF
|Plan sealing requests – supporting documents
|Name the file according to the condition they support, e.g. Condition 6 Telstra Agreement.pdf, Condition 20 Receipt for Contributions.pdf
|Attach each supporting document required for plan sealing applications as separate, individual PDF documents.
|If applicable, provide the QLeave receipt in PDF.