Brisbane City Council is Australia’s largest local government in both budget and population, with more than 1.2 million people calling Brisbane home. The city has a multicultural and linguistically diverse population, with nearly one-third of residents born overseas and 22% speaking a language other than English at home.
Often referred to as the ‘River City’, Brisbane is built around the winding Brisbane River, and is characterised by a warm subtropical climate, hilly suburban pockets and unique Queenslander housing. Brisbane is a safe, vibrant, green and prosperous city, valued for its friendly and optimistic character and enjoyable lifestyle.
The Brisbane Local Government Area consists of 26 wards and 27 elected Councillors, including the Lord Mayor. Council is dedicated to ensuring Brisbane is a great place to live, work and relax, and has a fundamental role to play in making the city the best it can be. Guiding these outcomes is the Vision, Council’s long-term community plan for the city. Developed in consultation with the community, it details the aspirations for the city’s future and outlines ideas for achieving this vision.
Joining the Welcoming Cities network supports Brisbane City Council’s ongoing commitment to building an inclusive city – one where people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds can travel, work, live, enjoy and connect with all the city has to offer. To view Council’s A City for Everyone: Inclusive Brisbane Plan 2019-2029 and to find out about other inclusion initiatives, please visit the website www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/inclusiveBrisbane