covid-19 updates spelled on black backgroundAdrian Schrinner, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, discusses what the Brisbane City Council is doing to make sure residents remain safe amid the #coronavirus outbreak.

Transportation and commuting

The Council has initiated new safety measures on Brisbane buses, ferries and CityCats, including payment by Go Card only as well as rear-door boarding on Brisbane buses to protect passengers and drivers from Coronavirus.

Nightly sanitisation of Council’s entire fleet is ongoing to allow residents to travel with confidence.

Residents who are moving around Brisbane on buses are urged to do so with caution by following social distancing rules.

Council is no longer allowing people to sit in the front passenger seat next to the driver.

For pedestrians, the Council has also programmed hundreds of inner-city traf-fic signals to run automatically 24/7, so people don’t have to press the button to get a green light.

Council Rates

If you, a loved one, or a local business are struggling to pay Council rates on time, please speak to the Council. There are several ways it might be able to assist you during this difficult time. The Council is here to help where it can those who are experiencing genuine hardship. There is no way of knowing how long or how far this crisis will extend.


The Council has asked parking inspectors to show leniency at this time and only issue warnings unless there is a serious safety issue.

Covid-19 Hotline Numbers for Brisbane Australia

Changes to Council facilities, events and services will continue to be reported to its website, ( You can also discuss Council assistance options by calling 3403-8888.

For the most up to date health advice, visit or call the Common-wealth Government Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080.


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