Looking for more to see and do in Brisbane? We've got you covered! Use this page to see what Brisbane has on offer and to help plan your adventures around our city and suburbs.

Brisbane City Council is growing your lifestyle, so you can do more of what you love, including spending more time enjoying Brisbane’s beautiful climate and connecting with the people and places that make our city great.

Download the new Brisbane app

On the go? Download the Brisbane app today to discover and share the best things to see and do around Brisbane.

Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with great places and experiences

Creating more lifestyle and leisure options in a city that’s clean and green means more opportunities to enjoy beautiful Brisbane. 


Located in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, the Planetarium is home to the Cosmic Skydome. Visit the Planetarium to enjoy a show and tour the Display Zone. 

City Botanic Gardens

The City Botanic Gardens provide a great venue for picnics, as well as a beautiful setting for weddings and other functions. 

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha are recognised as Queensland's premier subtropical botanic gardens and are a key attraction in the Mt Coot-tha precinct.

Explore Brisbane's precincts

Download the Brisbane app to discover our city's many precincts. Whether you're looking to eat, shop, play or stay you're sure to find the perfect option for a great day or night out. 

Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with events

Council helps deliver thousands of markets, festivals and events each year. 

Riverstage events

Council's Riverstage venue hosts many local, national and international concerts and events each year. In addition to large-scale music concerts, Riverstage also hosts family and community events.

Planetarium events

Council's Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium features entertaining and informative shows for adults and children.

Active and healthy events

Council offers a variety of fitness and well-being activities for individuals of all ages, fitness levels and abilities. 

Festivals and events in Brisbane

Brisbane is alive with festivals, events and things to do this Autumn. There are activities for all ages and many events are free. Find your next Brisbane adventure.

Our libraries

eLibCat - our digital library

Did you know that eLibCat offers more than 150,000 e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and music and video streaming services? Check it out today.

Books and so much more

Find out about our digital library, membership, borrowing e-books, our home library service, Ask a Librarian and more.

What's on at Council libraries

Brisbane Libraries run a range of classes, workshops, activities and events.

Joining a library

Library membership is free to Brisbane City Council ratepayers and anyone who lives, works or studies in Brisbane.


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