The personal safety of Brisbane residents and visitors is our top priority.

Brisbane City Council is working closely with Queensland Health and the Australian Government and will continue to be guided by these agencies on all matters of public health.

As the state’s lead agency on coronavirus, Queensland Health is providing the necessary advice to all Queenslanders including current travel bans, self-quarantine and information on how to best protect yourself and others.

Watch the latest coronavirus update video from Adrian Schrinner, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, on Council's YouTube channel as he discusses the road to recovery for the community and local business.

Roadmap to Recovery

Queensland is planning ahead with a roadmap to recovery. Read about the three-stage approach to easing restrictions in Queensland, as well as supporting businesses, industries and Queensland jobs.

You can also view the Australian Government's 3 Step Framework for a COVIDsafe Australia.


Latest updates

We are monitoring all developments on the virus and its potential impact on our city services, facilities and events.

As updates to our services and facilities are available, they will be listed here. Bookmark this page and check back regularly.

[Updated  May 2020] Brisbane City Council wishes to advise that the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium will close to customers from 23 March 2020 until further notice, as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of coronavirus.  

Council wishes to advise that Council environment centres will reopen from Saturday 16 May, with enhanced safety and social distancing measures in place.


Brisbane City Council wishes to advise Council aqua parks and water play areas will reopen from Saturday 16 May 2020, with residents encouraged to practice safe social distancing.

Brisbane City Council wishes to advise that Visible Ink Youth Hub in Fortitude Valley (Visible Ink) will reopen on Saturday 16 May for bookings by appointment, with a limit of 10 people at any one time and a maximum of two people per room where appropriate, due to State Government regulations.


Stay updated via Facebook

Council will be posting key updates regarding coronavirus updates and affected services to our Facebook pageFollow us to stay informed. For a full list of news and updates, bookmark this page and check back regularly.

Cancelled events

View and search for events that have been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus.

Venue closures and reopenings

View a list of Council venues that are temporarily closed in order to help slow the spread of coronavirus. You can also view what venues have reopened.

Business support

Council is doing more to support local business and protect local jobs as we face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Find out more.

Brisbane: Better together - our digital neighbourhood

Explore our digital neighbourhood of virtual lifestyle experiences and activities to do at home while our regular Brisbane events, programs and facilities are on hold. 

Contact for support

  • Council's 24-hour Contact Centre - 07 3403 8888
  • National Coronavirus Hotline - 1800 020 080
  • Queensland Health - 13 Health (13 43 25 84)
  • Red Cross - 1800 Red Cross (1800 733 276)
  • Lifeline - 13 11 14
  • Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636
  • Queensland Government Community Recovery Hotline - 1800 173 349
Last updated:28 May 2020