A petition is a formal request signed by at least 10 persons that can be used to lobby a law-making body, like a local Council, on a particular matter.

Rules for petitions

Petitions must:

  • Be in legible writing or typewritten.
  • Contain a minimum of 10 signatures.
  • Include the name and contact details of the Principal Petitioner (i.e. one person who is the organiser and who will act as the key contact for the issue).
  • Include the postcode of all petitioners.
  • Have the details of the specific request / matter appear on each page of the petition.
  • Clearly identify the request.
  • Be respectful and not contain any offensive language.

For a copy of a preferred petition form please call us on (07) 3412 3412 or download a template:

How do I lodge a petition?

To lodge a petition:

  • Post your petition addressed to the Chief Executive Officer - see connect with us for our postal address.
  • Email the petition to
  • Visit our Customer Service Centre in person at 150 Wembley Road, Logan Central.
  • Hand deliver it to the relevant area Councillor for presentation at a Council meeting (please note that this avenue means that all signatories are consenting their name, postcode and signature to be released on the public record if the petition is bought forward to an Ordinary Council meeting).

What happens to petitions?

When the petition is submitted, please inform whether it’s to be referred to the relevant Council department for consideration or it may be tabled at Council's Ordinary meeting by the relevant councillor, in which case it will be placed onto the public record.

For petitions tabled at Council's Ordinary meetings, they will be placed onto the public record and on Logan City Council’s website, as required by the Local Government Regulation 2012. Petitions are not debated at the meeting but are referred to the relevant Council department for consideration.

The Principal Petitioner will be notified when a Councillor has advised they have received the petition at Council's Ordinary meeting and again when an outcome is determined.

For more information about petitions please call our Corporate Governance Branch on (07) 3412 3412 or