Information for new residents


Welcome to the Scenic Rim Region! 

Scenic Rim Regional Council is pleased to provide new residents of the region with some useful facts about living in this beautiful part of South East Queensland, services provided by Council and understanding responsibilities of residents.

The New Resident Pack contains fact sheets on the following topics:

  • Councillor contacts;
  • Council facilities and contacts including Customer Service Centres, Sports complexes, Camping grounds, Cultural Centres and Libraries;
  • Building and Planning Matters;
  • Disaster Management and Emergency contacts;
  • Health and Compliance Matters;
  • Pest and Animal Matters;
  • Grant information for Community, Environment and Regional Arts;
  • Living in Rural Areas information;
  • Economic Development.

Council has a number of additional resources available to residents including:

  • Horse Management on Small Properties Information Booklet;
  • Common Plants Information Booklet;
  • Declared Plants Information Booklet;
  • Sustainable Property Management Information Booklet.

Email to request a resource.



Welcome to New Residents Evening


Come along and meet members and representatives of your community and find out how you can become involved.

Beaudesert Library - Beaudesert Library holds these evenings twice a year in May and November.

To register your attendance please phone, email or visit the library | 5540 5142


Tamborine Mountain Library - Tamborine Mountain Library holds these evenings three times a year in March, July and November.

The next event is Thursday 26 November  6.30pm (Light supper provided).

To register your attendance please phone, email or visit the library. | 5540 5473


Rural Living

Choosing to live in a rural area may mean choosing to live with the practices that go hand in hand with rural industry like calves bellowing during weaning times and the noise of tractors, pumps etc.

Council supports the rights of rural land owners to carry out reasonable and practicable agricultural uses on their land. Choosing to live on a rural residential allotment may mean swapping some of the modern conveniences of city living such as street lighting for extra space in a rural setting.