Yards, pools, fences and landscaping | Brisbane City Council

Yards, pools, fences and landscaping

Outdoor living spaces have always been a part of living in Brisbane. Brisbane City Council provides all the information, forms and processes you will need to know if you are installing a pool or spa, building fences or retaining walls or landscaping and lighting your outdoor spaces.

This information includes preferred locations for your project, plus any constraints, exemptions or other approvals you will need.


Swimming pools and spas

Things to consider when building or erecting a swimming pool, outdoor spa or wading pool on your property.


Find out the regulations about fencing a property, including fences for corner blocks and fencing disputes.

Installing rainwater tanks

Information about rainwater tanks and the approvals required.

Landscaping your property

Information about landscaping, including landscaping plans.

Outdoor lighting

Information about outdoor lighting and when planning approvals are required. Includes information about tennis court lighting.

Build a retaining wall

If you are proposing to construct a retaining wall on your property, for projects like landscaping, fencing or a swimming pool, you will need to make sure the retaining wall meets these regulations. You might even need building approval.


01 November 2016