Brisbane's nighttime economy


Brisbane City Council has been taking action to help rebuild Brisbane’s nighttime economy by delivering initiatives under our Economic Recovery Plan, including working with the music industry to deliver the Brisbane Winter Sessions and the new free Brisbane app. Council aims to help encourage residents and visitors to discover hidden gems in their neighbourhoods and uncover local lifestyle businesses, places and experiences.

Supporting Brisbane's nighttime economy

Home to some of our most iconic places, Brisbane’s inner-city suburbs and neighbourhoods boast their own distinct personality which has allowed them to become much-loved destinations in our own backyard. From music venues to theatres, recreation to retail, our nighttime economy supports thousands of local jobs and generates millions of dollars in revenue each year.

Council is committed to growing Brisbane's nighttime economy and seeking community feedback to:

  • better understand community trends, needs and motivations for nighttime activities, events and experiences
  • work with businesses to understand challenges and partnership opportunities that could strengthen the Brisbane nighttime economy
  • identify opportunities that Council can consider facilitating, providing, partnering, funding, regulating and advocating toward a vibrant, diverse and sustainable nighttime economy.

Have your say

Throughout October to December 2021, Council conducted a series of community and business engagement activities to understand how we can grow our nighttime economy. To develop effective strategies, we need to know what visitors, residents and businesses would like to see in our precincts.

Next steps

Thank you to everyone who had their say. Council will be reviewing the feedback which will help identify opportunities to shape and build a stronger nighttime economy. 

More information

To find out more about what Council’s doing for Brisbane’s nighttime economy:

Last updated: 13 December 2021

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