Services A-Z

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M
N |O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

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Abandoned vehicles
The Queensland Police and Council are responsible for responding to complaints regarding abandoned vehicles. 

Aged and Disability Support
Programs and support services for people with a disability.

Animal ownership
Pets are a wonderful addition to any family, however it is important to understand your responsibilities as a pet owner. 

Animal shelters - lost, found and impounded animals
Contact Council's animal shelter or stock yard for larger animals (eg. cattle & horses) located at Dakabin.

A-Venue Moreton Bay
A-Venue Moreton Bay is a contemporary music development program which aims to foster a thriving youth music scene in the Moreton Bay region.

B

Beach patrols
Swim between the flags at these patrolled beaches.

Beach permits
Permits are required for 4WD vehicles to travel on the ocean beach of Bribie Island. All permits are issued by the Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service, phone 13 74 68. Dogs are not permitted north of the 4WD access track. 

Building
Building applications are required for all new building work. Also includes information on minor buildings and development permits.

C

Cemeteries
Location of cemeteries and columbariums and access to interment and cemetery records. 

Child Care
Council's commitment to supporting resident families is reflected in the provision and support of local child care services.

Citizenship
Initial enquiries to take out Australian citizenship are to be made to the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Phone 13 18 81.  

Community directory
The Community Directories provide relevant, up to date information on a wide range of services and facilities available to Moreton Bay Regional Council residents.

Community halls
There are many community halls available for hire which can be used for various community-based activities. They are suitable for a range of purposes including weddings, meetings, functions, recreational activities and celebrations. 

Council Fees & Charges
Search or Browse for fees adopted by Moreton Bay Regional Council. 

Councillors
Information and contact details for Moreton Bay Region's Mayor and Councillors. Councillors were elected on 28 April 2012.

Cultural Heart
Moreton Bay Region's Cultural Heart brings together all arts, culture, history and heritage for the region. 

D

Dividing fences
Reach agreement prior to constructing any dividing fence. Fences higher than two metres require Council permits. 

Dog parks & beaches
Dog parks and beaches that have been allocated for the exercising of dogs (on and off a leash), providing they are kept under strict control.

Drainage - stormwater
Residents must not divert the natural run-off of stormwater. The downstream owner must accept natural run-off but may install a properly designed drainage system to reduce the effect on their property.

Driveway construction and property access
Council is making it easier to build a driveway. There are a series of standard conditions which apply to constructing a driveway.

E

E-newsletters
Council has a range of free e-newsletters you can subscribe to.  Select the e-newsletter you would like to receive and sign up online.

Environmental centres
Environmental Education Centres provide environmental education messages focused on Learning to Live with the Environment.

F

Fire ants
Fire ants are dangerous imported pests that could spread to large areas of Australia, severely damaging the environment, our outdoor lifestyle and the agriculture and tourism industries.

Fires
Prohibited fires, lighting open fires, barbecues and additional requirements.

Flood information
Information about flood mapping, Flood Check Property Reports, flood publications and to share your flood data.

Food safety program
Council maintains a strict public health food safety program including the monitoring of all commercial food production premises and food outlets. Free food safety courses are able to be completed online. 

Footpaths
Footpaths are in place to promote pedestrian movement in a safe manner along roadsides and residents must not obstruct in a manner that creates a nuisance or safety issues.

Forms & fact sheets
A list of all forms and fact sheets available online. 

G

Graffiti
Graffiti is the deliberate application of messages or images on property, without the permission of the rightful owner.  Council recognises that graffiti is a crime and that responding to it is a whole-of-community responsibility.  Council has a zero tolerance policy in relation to its own buildings and facilities and encourages residents to implement their own anti-graffiti measures at home. 

Grants & funding
There are a number of funding options available to organisations through your local Council (Regional Arts Development Fund, Community Grants Program, The Don Perrin Environmental Bursary) as well as the State and Federal Government grants.

H

History of the region
Provides links to the Region's unique history & heritage, including photograph collections and heritage museums.

I

Immunisation
Council’s immunisation clinics provide vaccines, as recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council, FREE of charge to those eligible.

Injured wildlife
Moreton Bay Koala Rescue, call 0401 080 333. Marine strandings, wildlife emergencies and enquiries, call 1300 130 372. 

K

Koala protection
If you see a sick, injured or orphaned koala or have any koala related concerns, contact Moreton Bay Koala Rescue Inc or the Pine Rivers Koala Association (24 hours a day / 7 days per week).

L

Libraries
As places to discover, learn, play and imagine, Moreton Bay Region Libraries provide collections, programs and spaces that connect people to resources and each other. Search the catalogue, access free eBooks, find your local library branch and explore the what's on calendar.

Living smart homes
The free online Living Smart Homes program shows you how to reduce your household's greenhouse gas emissions.

Local laws
Local Laws that apply across the Moreton Bay region commenced on 5 August 2011. They supercede those local and subordinate laws of the Caboolture Shire, Pine Rivers Shire and Redcliffe City Councils, all of which have now been repealed.

M

Magpies
The Magpie breeding season peaks from August to October but nesting can take place anytime from July to December.

Major Projects
A collection of projects currently being undertaken by Council.

Marine rescue
Volunteer Marine Rescue, Bribie Island is on emergency call 24 hours a day seven days a week operating out of its base station in  Bellara. 

MoretonAlert - Disaster communication system

Mosquito control
Council's mosquito management program involves aerial treatments of saltmarsh and surrounding freshwater areas via a helicopter.

Multicultural diversity
Council welcomes and embraces the different skills, varied views and diverse experiences associated with our culturally and linguistically diverse communities. 

N

Neighbourhood centres
Neighbourhood centres offer residents a variety of social and health services. Although these differ from centre to centre, they may include financial or housing assistance, family outreach, community education and development, support groups and meeting rooms.

Neighbourhood watch
Neighbourhood Watch is a program organised by the community in order to reduce residential crime.

Noise control
Noise restrictions and a list of responsible regulating authorities.

O

Online business directory
Find a business, add your business or update your business details in our online business directories.

Online services
Council offers a range of services over the internet - pay your accounts; lodge applications; download and submit tenders; renew library books; business permits, licences, approvals, etc.

Overgrown land
It is the responsibility of owners of vacant land to keep their properties free of long grass and weeds, which could harbour vermin.

P

Parking
Parking regulations in the Moreton Bay region are in place to enhance road and pedestrian safety and to ensure that dedicated parking areas are managed in a fair and equitable manner. 

Pathways and bikeways
Council provides an extensive walking and cycling network consisting of on-road bike lanes and off-road shared pathways. Council’s network is continually growing.

Permits, licences, registrations & approvals
Information and requirements relating to permits, licences, approvals and registrations for environmentally relevant activities, flammable & combustible liquids, food premises, personal appearance services, accommodation, caravan parks & camping grounds, commercial swimming pools, entertainment venues & events, filming, footpath dining, roadside vending and business licensing.

Petsmart
Petsmart is an initiative of the Moreton Bay Regional Council and is aimed at enhancing pet awareness, including preparing your dog for a new baby and tailored programs for schools or community groups.

Planning schemes
View planning schemes for Caboolture, Pine Rivers, Redcliffe and North Lakes and access PD Online.

Policies
Policy is a statement of strategic intent; it provides Council with a structured framework for consistent and transparent decision-making and actions. Policy demonstrates to the community the position and intent Council will take with regard to an issue identified in the Corporate Plan.

Promotional tent top (marquee) loan
Council has five large marquees (approx 54m2) that are available for use by community groups and non-profit organisations.

Publications
Council publications including annual reports, corporate plan, Council meeting minutes, reports and studies.

R

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) provides support for arts, culture and heritage development activities.

Right to Information
Moreton Bay Regional Council is committed to providing residents with open and transparent access to information about council’s services, activities and business operations.  

Road safety
Moreton Bay Regional Council is committed to making improvements to road safety in the region for both residents and visitors. Unacceptable behaviour by motorists should be directed to the local police.

S

School education programs
All schools in the Moreton Bay region can access the following free education programs. Waste education Council has been providing a community and school waste education program to residents for over a decade. The aims of the waste education program are to encourage and educate the community with strategies and

School holiday activities
Looking for something to do these school holidays? Moreton Bay Regional Council has a range of school holiday programs and activities for kids of all ages.

Seniors
Events, activities, community groups, immunisation, transport, rebates, concessions and support services for seniors.

Showgrounds
A list of Showgrounds within Moreton Bay Region.

Sports, recreation & open space
With a variety of quality sporting grounds, facilities and recreational opportunities available, there is sure to be a sporting or social club to suit your need.

Street lighting
The majority of streetlight and / or pole maintenance on road reserves and along paths through and around a park is the responsibility of Energex. 

Swimming pools
Locations, opening hours and facilities at the public pools within the Moreton Bay region. 

T

Tenders online
View, download and lodge Council tenders online in a secure environment. View Council's purchase order terms and conditions.

Termites & vermin
Residents should take precautions against possible infestation of termites in their homes, whether they be weatherboard or brick.

Town Planning
Town Planning involves both control of existing and new development, and "strategic planning" to ensure our resources are carefully managed to match our future needs and expectations. Planning is a dynamic process that is constantly evolving in response to changes within the community.

Travel Choice
Travel Choice aims to promote a safe, healthy and connected community by encouraging community members to embrace more sustainable travel choices and behaviour.

Tree clearing
The clearing of trees and vegetation on Council or State controlled land, including roadsides, is an offence.

U

Unitywater
Unitywater is the water and wastewater distribution and retail entity servicing the Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast regions.  Visit www.unitywater.com for water restrictions.

Upcoming events
Find out What’s On in the Moreton Bay Region.  With many regular markets, sporting activities, festivals and more, there is always something to see or do in the region.

V

Volunteer program
Council has a very active volunteer program that operates across 21 different program areas, attracting over 1870 volunteers to assist Council with its community programs and services.

Voting
It is compulsory for Australian citizens who are 18 years of age and older to be correctly enrolled at their current address.

W

Waste and recycling
For information about bin collection services, recycling and sustainability, waste facilities, education programs and waste forms and fact sheets.

Y

Youth
Events, activities, music and creative development programs, community groups and youth spaces for young people.

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