Wi-Fi in parks
Brisbane City Council is now offering free wireless internet (Wi-Fi) access within the surrounds of some of the city's most popular parks. Wi-Fi access is available in hotspot areas in 22 parks and public spaces across the city.
The Wi-Fi service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Anyone can access it with a Wi-Fi enabled device.
Enabled devices include:
- personal computers
- video game consoles
- mobile phones
- MP3 players
- personal digital assistants
To connect to the service, search your wireless networks, select 'CouncilWiFi', and read and accept the terms and conditions. No login is required.
The supplier, EasyWeb Digital, will provide end-user support from 8am to 8pm seven days a week.
A hotline is available to assist users in the listed Wi-Fi-enabled parks and public spaces. The hotline number is 1300 780 115. Look for this number in hotspot areas.
Hotspot areas are to be used in a fair and community-minded manner. Council may choose to limit downloads and connection times and use content filtering systems as part of this service. More information can be found in the terms and conditions.
List of Wi-Fi hotspots
Find a list of Council parks and public spaces with Wi-Fi access. Alternatively, view this information as a Wi-Fi hotspot map.
|Park name||Street name||Suburb||Hotspot location|
|Oriel Park||Cnr of Alexandra & Lancaster Rds||Ascot||Northern end of the park at the shelter beside the pathway|
|Booker Place Park||Birkin Rd & Sugarwood St||Bellbowrie||Main playground area at the end of Birkin Road|
|City Botanic Gardens||Alice St||Brisbane||Located between QUT and the lake|
|King Edward Park (Jacob's Ladder)||Turbot St and Wickham Tce||Brisbane||Near the corner of Wickham Terrace and Berry Street|
|King George Square||Ann & Adelaide Sts||Brisbane||Halfway between Ann and Adelaide Streets|
|Post Office Square||Queen & Adelaide Sts||Brisbane||Southern side of the park halfway along the pathway|
|Calamvale District Park||Formby & Ormskirk Sts||Calamvale||In the shelters at the main playground near the toilet block|
|Carindale Recreation Reserve||Cadogan and Bedivere Sts||Carindale||Near the first car park|
|7th Brigade Park, Chermside||Delaware St||Chermside||In playground area shelters at Delaware Street entry|
|Teralba Park||Pullen & Osborne Rds||Everton Park||In main shelter near basketball half court. Close to carpark off Pullen Road|
|Hidden World Park||Roghan Rd||Fitzgibbon||Main picnic and playground area near toilet block off Roghan Road|
|Forest Lake Parklands||Forest Lake Bld||Forest Lake||Main stage area off Forest Lake Boulevard|
|Glindemann Park||Logan Rd||Holland Park||Near the car park and the playground|
|D.M. Henderson Park||Granadilla St||MacGregor||In shelter and carpark located off Granadilla Street entry|
|New Farm Park||Brunswick St||New Farm||Near the rotunda at the river end of the park|
|Gregory Park||Baroona Rd||Paddington||Baroona Rd, west of the playing fields and half basketball court|
|Einbunpin Lagoon||Brighton Rd||Sandgate||Next to the bridge in the middle of the park|
|Rocks Riverside Park||Counihan Rd||Seventeen Mile Rocks||Next to the shed on the carpark side of the park|
|Guyatt Park||Sir Fred Schonell Dve||St Lucia||BBQ and picnic area close to the ferry terminal|
|Brisbane Botanic Gardens||Mt Coot-tha Rd||Toowong||Lawn area beside the pathway joining the information kiosk and QUT|
|Orleigh Park||Hill End Tce||West End||Near West End ferry terminal|
|Kalinga Park||Kalinga St||Wooloowin||Carpark at park entry off Park Avenue|
Map of Wi-Fi hotspots
View the Wi-Fi hotspots on a map. Select the Wi-Fi icon to find more information about the hotspot location.
View WiFi in Parks in a larger map
Mobile technology and health concerns
Council relies on the expert advice of an authoritative international health authority, the World Health Organisation (WHO), for overall assessments of health and safety impacts.
There are many sources of information on the use of mobile phones and devices and health, including:
- World Health Organisation - provide information on electromagnetic fields and public health
- EMF Explained Series - website developed by the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) in conjunction with the GSM Association (GSMA) and Mobile Manufacturers Forum (MMF)