The state of our air is an important factor impacting our quality of life. It affects the amenity and health of the community and directly influences the sustainability of our lifestyles and production methods.
Should you have a problem with air emissions, always attempt to discuss the issue directly with the person responsible for the nuisance in order to try and achieve a solution. Agree on a definite time frame to do something about the problem. If the situation has not changed after that time, it may then be necessary to contact the appropriate authority.
Council only has jurisdiction to act on certain air pollution issues and shares the responsibility of air emissions with other government bodies. Please refer to the information below which outlines the authorities for various air emission types.
Who do I contact?
- Backyard burning - Operated on residential land and some commercial land - Contact Council
- Chimney smoke - Operated on residential land and some commercial land - Contact Council
- Bushfire smoke - Contact Tripple Zero (000)
- Smokey vehicle - Contact your local office of Queensland Transport
- Cigarette smoke - Contact your local office of Queensland Health
Backyard burning information(PDF, 780KB)
Backyard burning information