26 wards of Brisbane City Council
The election resulted in a landslide re-election of the Liberal National Party (previously represented in Queensland as the Liberal Party), increasing their representation by two wards. The incumbent Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk, was elected to his first full-term with a substantial 68.3% of the two-party-preferred vote.
Campbell Newman was elected Lord Mayor of Brisbane in 2008 as the Liberal Party candidate. In 2011 he resigned as Lord Mayor to be the Liberal National Party's candidate for Premier of Queensland. Graham Quirk was elected as Lord Mayor by the Councillors on 7 April 2011.
|Liberal National||Graham Quirk*||333,637||61.9||+1.9|
|Total formal votes||538,670||-||-|
|Liberal National||Graham Quirk||340,464||68.5|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||+2.4|
1 Rory Killen was the candidate for the Australian Sex Party, but his party affiliation was not listed on the ballot paper
The Liberal National's gained the wards of Doboy and Karawatha from the Labor Party and lost the ward of Tennyson to an Independent, for a net gain of two wards and a majority of 18 wards, to their nearest competitor, Labor's at 7 wards.
|Ward||2008 Election||Swing||2012 Election|
|Bracken Ridge||Liberal National||Amanda Cooper||13.88%||7.39||21.27%||Amanda Cooper||Liberal National|
|Central||Labor||David Hinchliffe||0.28%||-9.63||9.35%||Vicki Howard||Liberal National|
|Chandler||Liberal National||Adrian Schrinner||21.19%||6.42||27.61%||Adrian Schrinner||Liberal National|
|Deagon||Labor||Victoria Newton||7.92%||-1.62||6.30%||Victoria Newton||Labor|
|Doboy||Labor||John Campbell||0.97%||-5.36||4.39%||Ryan Murphy||Liberal National|
|Enoggera||Liberal National||Andrew Wines||0.82%||14.73||15.55%||Andrew Wines||Liberal National|
|Hamilton||Liberal National||David McLachlan||20.38%||4.82||25.20%||David McLachlan||Liberal National|
|Holland Park||Liberal National||Ian McKenzie||5.61%||4.36||9.97%||Ian McKenzie||Liberal National|
|Jamboree||Liberal National||Matthew Bourke||1.50%||25.64||27.14%||Matthew Bourke||Liberal National|
|Karawatha||Labor||Gail Macpherson||1.51%||-17.71||16.20%||Kim Marx||Liberal National|
|MacGregor||Liberal National||Graham Quirk1||21.13%||3.09||24.22%||Steven Huang||Liberal National|
|Marchant||Liberal National||Fiona King||7.99%||8.79||16.78%||Fiona King||Liberal National|
|McDowall||Liberal National||Norm Wyndham||21.60%||2.07||23.67%||Norm Wyndham||Liberal National|
|Moorooka||Labor||Steve Griffiths||4.03%||7.03||11.06%||Steve Griffiths||Labor|
|Morningside||Labor||Shayne Sutton||11.63%||-5.05||6.58%||Shayne Sutton||Labor|
|Northgate||Labor||Kim Flesser||1.55%||-0.73||0.82%||Kim Flesser||Labor|
|Parkinson||Liberal National||Angela Owen-Taylor||6.27%||10.59||16.86%||Angela Owen-Taylor||Liberal National|
|Pullenvale||Liberal National||Margaret De Wit||30.61%||1.25||31.86%||Margaret De Wit||Liberal National|
|Richlands||Labor||Milton Dick||4.02%||15.84||20.18%||Milton Dick||Labor|
|Tennyson||Liberal National||Nicole Johnston||13.32%||N/A||8.25%||Nicole Johnston2||Independent|
|The Gabba||Labor||Helen Abrahams||2.73%||6.13||8.86%||Helen Abrahams||Labor|
|The Gap||Liberal National||Geraldine Knapp||18.68%||4.10||22.78%||Geraldine Knapp||Liberal National|
|Toowong||Liberal National||Peter Matic||11.76%||0.27||12.03%||Peter Matic||Liberal National|
|Walter Taylor||Liberal National||Jane Prentice3||21.02%||4.88||25.90%||Julian Simmonds||Liberal National|
|Wishart||Liberal National||Krista Adams||13.31%||8.15||21.46%||Krista Adams||Liberal National|
|Wynnum Manly||Labor||Peter Cumming||9.06%||-7.42||1.64%||Peter Cumming||Labor|
Wards with names listed in bold changed hands from Labor to Liberal National in the 2012 election
Councillors whose names are in italics did not stand in the 2012 election for the seat they won in 2008.
1 Graham Quirk was appointed Lord Mayor after the resignation of Campbell Newman in 2011. Steven Huang was appointed Councillor for MacGregor Ward in his place.
2 Nicole Johnston was elected as a member of the LNP in 2008 but resigned from the party to sit as an Independent.
3 Jane Prentice resigned from Council in 2010 to contest the Federal electorate of Ryan for the LNP. Julian Simmonds of the LNP was elected Councillor at a by-election in October that year.
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- "Lord Mayor Graham Quirk". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
- "2012 Brisbane City - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". Electoral Commission Queensland. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
- "BCC2012_Results". Electoral Commission Queensland. Retrieved 10 April 2020.