Young people in Brisbane

Brisbane City Council is committed to working with young people, the community and other levels of government to ensure all young people who live, work, play and/or study in Brisbane are engaged, empowered, included and celebrated.

Whether you're looking for free or low-cost rehearsal and meeting spaces, events curated for young people or other facilities and activities targeted at a younger audience, Council has something to offer. Find a skate park, get some help with homework at a library, check out Visible Ink in the Valley, apply for a grant for young artists and creatives or find something to do over the school holidays.

Current highlights

The QUBE Effect

The QUBE Effect is Brisbane's contemporary music program for young people. Find out more about live performances and how to vote for your favourite 2020 artist.

Things to see and do

Looking for things to do? We've got you covered! Check out our Things to see and do page to discover fun things, places and activities Brisbane has on offer.

Your local library

Need a quiet space to study? Or just looking for magazine, books and free Wi-Fi? Use one of Council's 33 libraries located across Brisbane.

Love Food Hate Waste

Join the Love Food Hate Waste revolution. Save money and the environment one leftover meal at a time with our tips and tricks.

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Youth Strategy

Council's Strategy incorporates our vision for a city where young people are healthy, resilient, confident and actively contribute to a better Brisbane.

Youth spaces

Visible Ink is Council's central hub for young people. Council also works in partnership with Mt Gravatt PCYC and Linx Youth Space, Wynnum.

Events for young people

Find free or low-cost activities for teens and young people including events at Visible Ink and the ever popular Active Parks and Chill Out programs.

genYOU Inspire

genYOU Inspire brings together exceptional mentors, passionate entrepreneurs and insightful employers for young people.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander program

Black Diamonds provides free/low-cost activities to young people living in Brisbane. Stylin' UP involves schools, young people and performance.

LGBTIQ young people

Find resources, services and support for young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex or those exploring their sexuality or gender identity.

Youth programs

Council offers creative endeavours, school-based leadership initiatives and active and healthy programs that aim to engage, empower and celebrate young people.

Lord Mayor's Youth Advisory Council

Year 10 students represent their school and community, give opinions about policies, services and programs that affect young people and share ideas. 

Programs for schools & young people

Find out about Council's programs for schools and young people, including Green Heart Schools and Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens educational programs.

Things to see and do

Looking for more to see and do in Brisbane? Check out things to see and do to see what's on offer. From skate parks and Council pools to big festivals and holiday activity ideas there's something for everyone. 

Brisbane Libraries

Library membership gives you access to books, databases, Ask a Librarian, Freegal Music, Zinio, Study Vibe, Homework Help, ibrary and much more. 

Grants & awards

Council has a range of awards, fellowships and programs to support young artists and creatives. 

Outdoor activities

Looking for things to do? Find Council sport and leisure facilities including skate parks, BMX tracks, pools, bikeways and more. 

Brisbane Youth Week

Brisbane Youth Week is an annual celebration and showcase of young people from 12-25 years of age. It provides opportunities for young people to share ideas, attend live events, workshops, activities and forums. 

Last updated:12 February 2020