Updates to Council facilities, services and public transport operations

Brisbane City Council wishes to advise the following changes to some facilities, services and events from 1am Friday 22 January, in accordance with the State Government’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Masks will no longer be mandatory for visitors to wear inside indoor Council venues, unless social distancing is not possible
  • The maximum number of visitors permitted inside indoor Council venues will return to 1 person per 2 square metres (sqm)
  • Ticketed venues will return to 100 per cent capacity, however patrons are encouraged to wear masks on entry and exit
  • Private gatherings of up to 100 people will be allowed in public spaces such as Council parks

The maximum number of visitors permitted in any of the following Council venues will vary according to each one’s size, layout and social distancing capacity, with enhanced sanitation and safety measures remaining in place for the safety of visitors and employees:

  • Libraries    
  • Community Halls   
  • Pools and aqua parks   
  • Environment Centres   
  • The Museum of Brisbane (MOB)
  • Brisbane Powerhouse     
  • Brisbane City Hall    
  • Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium (temporarily closing from Monday 25 January to Saturday 20 February for accessibility works)
  • Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
  • Active and Healthy classes    
  • Community Immunisation clinics  
  • Regional business centres
  • Visible Ink Youth Hub    
  • Resource Recovery Centres
  • Tip shops

Waste services, including residential bin collections, bin repairs and replacements will continue as normal, with enhanced sanitation and safety measures remaining in place for the safety of residents and employees.

Funerals and Council chapels 

Funeral services will continue as per normal operations, however, in accordance with State Government restrictions will be limited to:

  • 50 people inside Council’s chapels
  • 200 people for outdoor burials 

Public transport operations 

  • While masks are no longer mandatory when travelling on public transport, we strongly encourage passengers to continue carrying a face mask for use when social distancing is not possible
  • Enhanced sanitation and safety measures will remain in place for the safety of residents and employees
  • We encourage patrons to continue leaving a gap between themselves and others, and to stay home if unwell
  • Bus and ferry services will continue operating to normal timetables

For more information on closures visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on 07 3403 8888. 

Date posted:
Last updated: 1 February 2021
Topics: coronavirus