Lodging an application

Brisbane City Council offers several ways to lodge your planning assessment application. The fastest and easiest method is to use Council's eLodgment service, however you can also lodge in person or via mail. You can find out information about development services assessment and compliance fees and request a fee quote.

eLodgement (via email)

Save time and money by emailing your application to Council. Our development support officers will email you to confirm your application within two working days.

You will need to prepare your files in this specific format.

Identify the application by including the following in the subject line of the email.

  1. Type of application (e.g. eDA Op Works).
  2. Address of the application (e.g. 123 Island St, Moorooka).
  3. Number of emails to the application (e.g. Email 1 of 2).

In this example, the subject line would be "eDA Op Works – 123 Island St, Moorooka – Email 1 of 2".

You can also get further assistance with eLodgement.

Council will check an application lodged via email to make sure it is properly made before issuing a fee quoteOnce the fee is fully paid, the application will be considered to be made and received by Council. 

In person

You can lodge your development application in person at any Regional Business Centre, however when you lodge your application in hard copy you will be charged a scanning fee.

Counter staff will issue an acknowledgement receipt when they accept your application. The application will however not be made until the application fee has been fully paid. A fee quote must be provided before you can pay your application fee. Council’s application development support officers will check an application lodged via email to make sure it is properly made before issuing a fee quote. Once the fee is fully paid, the application will be considered to be made and received by Council. 

If additional information is required your application will be considered not properly made.

Via mail

You can also send your application by mail.

Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001

If you mail your hard copy application, you will be charged a scanning fee.

Council will check an application lodged via mail to make sure it is properly made before issuing a fee quote.

Processing and follow-up on your development application

Your application will be assigned to an assessment manager who will advise you when the assessment process begins and the email address for follow-up correspondence.

03 July 2017