About CouncilWise

We are You.

How do we know so much about local government?

Because our origin story is local government. Brighton Council in Tasmania spent more than 20 years  developing property and rating software for local government and utilities. They took a very different approach - they asked the end user what they wanted, and they built the software to suit. In July 2021, the company was purchased and is privately owned by folks with local government backgrounds, and the ties between Brighton Council and the company remain strong. Today, it remains one of the most capable and flexible property and rating systems available in Australia.

New name, but we've been around a while

And we'll be around for a while longer! We have more than 20 years in the local government property and rating software business, and have a strong emphasis on cloud technologies and partnership with other leading cloud based software providers. Working in councils every day, we are excited about this next advance in optimising service delivery and efficiency within local government.

Our Team

Deep experience, dedicated service

We've put together a team capable of providing real solutions to real-world local government demands. Our depth and breadth of experience across council operations and technology together with our passion for cost-effective outcomes, drives our industry leading service levels. You won't find another software provider who knows local government like we do: from the inside out. We love what we do - and you will too!

Ben Dornier, Managing Director

Like most of us, Ben has a local government background and a keen interest in solutions to common problems. He works on developing technology solutions to common local government issues. His passion for enabling councils of all sizes to access modern, cost effective cloud-based technology drives the company. With a head in the cloud, his feet are in local government.

Scott Christian, Director Operations

Like the title suggests, Scott C makes challenges simple and gets them resolved quickly. He has assisted lots of councils to bring their IT systems into the future, and drives a capable team of professionals who turn pie-in-the-sky dreams into reliable software.

Scott Smith, Lead Developer

If you don't think your current property and rating software is good enough, what do you do? 20 years ago Scott S faced this problem - so he wrote his own. Ever improving the software thanks to his daily conversations with users from councils across the country, Scott makes a lot of local government employees smile :)


No one is future-proof. Try Future-Ready.

With disruptive and transformational technology having significant impacts across the government computing landscape, we believe the best is yet to come. No one can promise you 'future-proof' solutions, but we believe that platform architecture and solutions offerings are an important step in getting local government ready for the future.