Updates to Council facilities, services and public transport operations

Following the State Government’s announcement to end a three-day lockdown in Greater Brisbane, the following Brisbane City Council facilities, services and events will reopen to the public from Tuesday 12 January 2021 in accordance with Queensland Government guidelines restricting visitation to:

  • one person per four square metres for indoor venues above 200 square metres
  • one person per two square metres for indoor venues up to 200 square metres
  • one person per two square metres outdoors.

 The maximum number of visitors permitted will vary according to each venue's size, layout and social distancing capacity. Details will be updated on this website as they become available.

Until 1am on 22 January 2021, in accordance with Queensland Government guidelines, it is mandatory for visitors to wear a mask at all times when inside indoor Council venues.

  • Active and healthy classes
  • Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
  • Brisbane City Hall
  • Brisbane Powerhouse (reopens Friday 15 January)
  • Community halls
  • Community immunisation clinics
  • Environment centres
  • Libraries
  • Museum of Brisbane
  • Pools and aqua parks
  • Regional business centres
  • Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
  • Visible Ink Youth Hub

The following events will reopen to the public as per their normal scheduling:

  • Moonlight Cinema, Roma Street Parkland
  • The Enchanted Garden, Roma Street Parkland (Wednesday 13 January)
  • The Sound Society, South Bank Parklands (Friday 15 and Saturday 16 January).

Waste services, including residential bin collections, bin repairs and replacements will continue as normal, with increases sanitation and safety measures in place for the safety of residents and Council employees. Council’s Resource Recovery Centres remain open as per normal operating hours.

Funeral services will continue, however, will be limited to 50 people inside Council’s chapels, or 100 people for outdoor burials as per Queensland Government guidelines.

Council Cabs will continue to operate, to support eligible clients to access essential services, with all passengers required to wear a face mask.

Public transport operations

Masks must be carried and worn at all times when travelling on public transport.

Customers should also continue to leave a gap between themselves and others and stay home if unwell.

CityHopper, Cross River, CityCat and SpeedyCat services will operate to normal timetables from 6pm today, with enhanced sanitation and safety measures in place.

Date posted:
Last updated: 12 January 2021
Topics: coronavirus