Information for real estate agents | Brisbane City Council

Information for real estate agents

""Real estate agents often request information from Brisbane City Council to help them carry out their day to day activities. The following information may assist agents to access the key information Council has available.

Development potential of properties

To find out the development potential of a property, the first step is to find the key facts about the property (zoning, overlays, lot size and if the property is included in a neighbourhood plan). This will ensure the advice you provide to customers about development potential is consistent with Brisbane City Plan 2014.

You can then use the information to interpret preferred locations and approvals required for common residential projects and common business projects.

You can download a free Floodwise Property Report to assess the estimated flood risk of a property.

Keeping track of the content and progress of Neighbourhood plans in the area is also important. Neighbourhood plans have specific provisions that can have a huge impact on the development potential of a site.

Quarterly rates amount

If you are marketing or selling a property, you can obtain the quarterly rates amount free of charge. You can do this online via a rates balance enquiry or by contacting Council’s Business Hotline 133 BNE (133 263). You will need to be able to confirm the full name of the current owner before information can be provided.

For the current position on water and sewerage charges for the property, contact Queensland Urban Utilities.

Previous applications and approvals on a property

You can use the application enquiry search tool within Council’s Online Planning System (PD Online) to view details for a specific development application. All documents for development applications (including plans and conditions of approval) lodged from 1 January 2004 are available. There is no charge for this service.

For information on applications, including those lodged prior to 1 January 2004, you can request a Planning and Development Certificate.

Community Profiles

Information about Brisbane wards and suburbs may be useful to market properties. These customised census profiles are available via an easy to use online tool.

Premises for new real estate business

If you are setting up a real estate business, this is defined as an ’office’ under City Plan. Find out what approvals are required for an office.

15 April 2019