Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner

“As Lord Mayor, my goal is simple – to ensure the Brisbane of tomorrow is even better than the Brisbane of today.”

Adrian and his wife Nina’s proudest achievements are their four young children who they are raising together in Carindale. As a father and Lord Mayor, he is determined to ensure Brisbane just keeps getting better.

Adrian has a clear vision for the future and his simple goal is to ensure the Brisbane of tomorrow is better than the Brisbane of today.

Adrian Schrinner became the 17th Lord Mayor of Brisbane in 2019, with many years of experience as Councillor and former Deputy Mayor of Australia’s largest local government.

Adrian was born in Brisbane and grew-up on the Southside. He learnt the foundations of hard work from his parents as they ran their small suburban cleaning business. His first job was working in the family business, and he spent his school holidays earning money for flying lessons. He flew solo for the first time at the age of 16.

After serving for a short period in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Adrian wanted to give back to the community he grew-up in. He completed his university studies while working as a cleaner and delivery driver. Following university, he worked in a range of roles in both Federal and Local Government. He was particularly drawn to the unique community building and city-shaping role that Brisbane City Council played and jumped at the opportunity to serve the residents as a local Councillor.

He was first elected as the Councillor for Chandler Ward in 2005 and within three years was asked by the Lord Mayor to join Civic Cabinet. Chairing several different committees – Finance, Transport and Infrastructure – over many years, provided Adrian with extensive experience across key areas of Council responsibility. In 2011 he was elected by his colleagues as Deputy Mayor, and served in this role for 8 years.

By delivering new infrastructure for a growing city and record investment in parkland and greenspace, Adrian is leading his team to transform Brisbane for the better.

City-shaping projects are underway and include: the turn-up-and-go Brisbane Metro; green bridge construction and the Victoria Park vision that will create Brisbane’s biggest new park in 50 years. Meanwhile, Adrian is firmly focused on improving the areas where most residents live, and his “suburbs first” guarantee is ensuring that at least 80 percent of all Council expenditure is invested in the suburbs.

As Chair of the Council of Mayors (South East Queensland), Adrian played a vital role in helping to finally secure the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games for the region. He is now a Vice President and board member of the Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee.