What is Twitter?

Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables users to read and send short messages (up to 140 characters) known as ‘tweets' via the internet. Twitter is a public space on the internet and interaction is publicly viewable.

Ipswich City Council is using Twitter and we invite you to follow us on @ipswichcouncil

We aim to inform the community of what's happening in Ipswich including:

  • Important news updates
  • Upcoming events and activities
  • Links to interesting and useful information about Ipswich published on our website and the internet

Our future use of this channel will be influenced by feedback received. 

Who manages the Twitter Account?
This Twitter Account is managed by the Ipswich City Council Media Branch.

Will Council respond to my replies or direct messages?
We will endeavour to reply to your message, however we are not always able to reply individually to all the messages we receive on Twitter.

We monitor the Twitter account during business hours only.

Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime In the event of an emergency in the Ipswich area, please contact the following:

Ipswich City Council
Ph:  3810 6666

Other Emergency Services
Police Services 000 - Queensland Police
Fire Brigade 000 - Queensland Fire and Rescue Service 
Ambulance 000 - Queensland Ambulance
SES 13 25 00 
Energex 13 62 62
Ipswich Hospital 3810 1111
St. Andrews 3281 1900

Please click here for more contact information:


Formal requests, comments or enquiries

You should contact Ipswich City Council by phone, email or in writing if you have:

  • a formal request, comment or enquiry

We consider Twitter to be an informal communication channel. Direct messages from Twitter are not considered as official correspondence. ‘Correspondence' means communications written, faxed, emailed or by other means that includes your proper name and contact information in order for us to act on your enquiry.


Our following of other Twitter Accounts does not imply any endorsement by Council.


Your user identity or email address is not recorded unless you contact us via email, in writing or via online feedback forms. Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you provide it. Be aware that Twitter is a public space on the internet. If you want to keep your Twitter channel private, you can protect your updates. For further assistance go to http://help.twitter.com/ Please also note Twitter's Privacy Policy.


Whilst Ipswich City Council endeavours to maintain the currency and accuracy of information published on this channel, it does not guarantee that the information is accurate, complete, or current, or that the data is free from defects or malicious code such as viruses. It is advisable that users ascertain the currency of information immediately prior to use. Ipswich City Council disclaims all responsibility for any loss or damage which may arise from the use of this channel.

Links to external websites and Twitter user accounts are provided as a convenience to users and such sites and associated content are not under the control of Ipswich City Council. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of that website, service or person by Ipswich City Council. Ipswich City Council is not responsible for the content or reliability of links, or for any loss or inconvenience arising from their use.