Brisbane City Council owns and operates a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) network to support traffic management across the city.
Council uses the CCTV network to monitor the road network and assist in incident management by the Traffic Management Centre and undertake road network improvements.
These cameras are mostly located within the road corridor and can often be seen at signalised intersections.
Traffic CCTV footage
Images from Council’s Traffic CCTV may be available on request. The process to request this footage depends on whether the request is made by a government organisation or not.
Traffic CCTV footage is available for a maximum of 20 calendar days from the date of recording.
There is also a separate process for requesting footage from Council’s City Safe CCTV cameras that operate in and around the Queen Street and Fortitude Valley Malls.
Government request for traffic CCTV footage
Traffic CCTV footage can be requested by government organisations, such as:
- Queensland Police Service
- Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads
- Brisbane City Council
- Other local/state government
To request this information, complete the Government Request for Traffic CCTV Footage online form.
There is no fee payable for this application and requests will be assessed within five working days. Applicants will be contacted by email to advise of Council’s decision in relation to the request. In the event of a favourable decision, Council will arrange an online transfer when the footage has been extracted.
Please note traffic CCTV footage is no longer available for collection on site.
Other requests for traffic CCTV footage
Individuals or other organisations (non-Government) can request Traffic CCTV Footage under the Right to Information process.
For more information about Council’s CCTV, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.