Traffic volume counts

Brisbane City Council provides a traffic volume count service for Council-owned traffic light intersections. The traffic volume count information that can be requested is electronic intersection data or a legal statement of operations.

Electronic intersection data

Requests for electronic intersection data can be either detailed or standard:

  • Detailed intersection data for a specified period up to one month, including
    • up to three intersections
    • up to one month's volumes
    • historical timing
    • A4 phasing diagram
  • Standard intersection data
    • up to three intersections
    • one month's volumes and A4 intersection plan.

It is important to note that:

  • public and school holidays or other events significantly affect averages
  • pedestrians or different types of vehicles cannot be identified
  • turning vehicles cannot be identified from those that are travelling straight, except in designated turning lanes.

Legal statement of operations

For a report accepted in a court of law, you can apply for a legal statement of operations that includes faults and plans. 


Fees are valid from 1 July 2021. 

Note: No fee shall be payable in respect of authorities where an exchange of information is regular practice or where information is required for a survey and the results of which will be made available to the Council and will be of Council's benefit.

The following counts are available for traffic passing through Council-owned traffic lights with an automatic traffic count facility.
Traffic count type Minimum fee (including GST)
Ultimate Traffic Volume Information Reports $282.15
Electronic counts at signalised intersections - unclassified (daily averages each week, volumes only) (Up to three (3) AADT (Average Annual Daily Traffic) counts or one (1) detailed intersection count). $126.55
Complex Traffic Count - (The Congestion Reduction Unit will contact customers regarding instances where fees are in excess of the standard minimum fee). $231.35
Photocopy of manual traffic counts including traffic movements and vehicle classifications (A4) per intersection. $40
Legal statement of operations $226.15

How to apply

  1. Before requesting a traffic count, contact Council to find out if the intersection is Council or Main Roads responsibility.
  2. For traffic signals managed by Council, complete the Request for Electronic Intersection Data or Legal Statement online form.

For this type of request, information will be available within 15 working days on receipt of application.

Alternatively, you can complete the hard copy forms.

Last updated: 13 October 2021