Brisbane City Council
The origins of the present day Brisbane City Council lie in 1924 when, almost 100 years after Brisbane was founded, State Parliament passed the City of Brisbane Act, setting up a single, citywide local government for the whole of Brisbane. Before this, the area had been divided into 20 local authorities and joint boards.
Brisbane’s first Lord Mayor, William Jolly, took office on 1 October 1925 and served until 1931. Since then Brisbane has elected 15 lord mayors including the incumbent Lord Mayor Graham Quirk.
Today, Brisbane City Council is Australia’s largest local government in both population and budget. Council is dedicated to ensuring that Brisbane is a great place to live. There is a vision and capacity to continually grow and improve our city, while remaining grounded enough to hold local knowledge and preserve the parts of Brisbane that residents and visitors love.View the website