Updates to Council facilities, services and public transport operations

Following the State Government’s announcement to end lockdown in Greater Brisbane, the following Brisbane City Council facilities, services and events will reopen where possible from 12pm Thursday, 1 April 2021, in accordance with individual business hours, and Easter holiday hours.

Visitation will be restricted to 1 person per 2 square metres indoors and visitors will be required to wear a mask while inside Council venues, in line with Queensland Health guidelines.

The maximum number of visitors permitted will vary according to each venue’s size, layout and social distancing capacity.

Refer to the Council website for individual operations:

  • active and healthy classes will return to normal scheduling from Tuesday 6 April
  • animal rehoming centres - refer to the Animal Welfare League Queensland website
  • aqua parks will reopen to the public at 9am on Saturday 3 April and remain open over the Easter weekend
  • Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha will reopen from 12pm today and remain open over the Easter weekend
  • Brisbane City Hall will reopen its doors to the public at 12pm today. It will be closed on Good Friday and will reopen at 9am on Saturday 3 April and remain open over the Easter weekend
  • Brisbane Powerhouse - refer to the Brisbane Powerhouse website
  • community halls are available for bookings from 5pm on 1 April
  • Council libraries that would normally open on a Thursday will reopen at 12pm today, with Hamilton Library opening at 1pm today:
    • library meeting room bookings, Home Library service deliveries, the Pop-up Library in parks, City Archives, and online live programs will recommence from Tuesday 6 April
    • libraries and library services will be closed for the Easter long weekend and reopen in line with standard business hours on Tuesday 6 April
    • all library items due for return during the three-day lockdown have been extended
  • environment centres will reopen on Tuesday 6 April with school holiday hours applicable
  • Fifty Plus Centre will remain closed until Monday 19 April
  • golf courses (Victoria Park Golf Course and St Lucia Golf Links), including food service, will reopen from 12pm today and remain open over the Easter weekend
  • immunisation clinics will reopen in line with scheduled business hours from Tuesday 6 April
  • Museum of Brisbane and Shingle Inn will reopen on Saurday 3 April and will observe normal weekend and public holiday operating hours. Refer to the Museum of Brisbane website for more information
  • pools will reopen to the public where possible from 12pm 1 April - refer to the individual Council pool pages for details
  • Red Cross Cafe remains closed
  • regional business centres will reopen at 12pm today, except for the Central Regional Business Centre  which will open from 1pm today
    • lost property will reopen at 1pm today
    • all centres will be closed for the Easter weekend and reopen in line with standard business hours on Tuesday 6 April
  • Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium will remain closed over the Easter weekend and will reopen as planned on Tuesday 6 April
  • Treasure Troves (formerly tip shops) will remain closed over the Easter weekend
  • Visible Ink Youth Hub will reopen on Tuesday 6 April.

Please note the following:

  • waste services, including all residential bin collections, will return to normal over the Easter weekend, with increased coronavirus safety measures in place
  • Council's resource recovery centres will remain open as per normal operating hours
  • funeral services will operate under the current restrictions of one person per two square metres, or 200 people, whichever is greater. Masks must be worn
  • 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

  • Council bus and ferry services will operate as normal, with enhanced sanitation and safety measures in place.
  • Customers must wear a mask at all times when travelling on public transport, unless you have a lawful reason not to.
  • Customers should also continue to leave a gap between themselves and others, maintain safe hygiene practices, and stay home if unwell.

More information

Brisbane City Council is working closely with the Australian Government and Queensland Health and is following their expert health advice to help minimise the transmission of coronavirus.

As updates are available, they will be included on this website.

For more information, you can phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

For health advice or information, visit the Australian Government Department of Health website.

Date posted:
Last updated: 9 April 2021
Topics: coronavirus