Remember, when visiting our spaces and places to practice appropriate social distancing to help slow the spread of coronavirus. For more information, visit the Queensland Health website.

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 or returning to normal.

Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with great places

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

Practice appropriate social distancing at all times while exercising and gathering together in accordance with restrictions. 


The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium has reopened with enhanced safety and social distancing measures in place. There are two fantastic new Planetarium shows. 

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha are open. Entry to the botanic gardens is free.

Mt Coot-tha Reserve

Mt Coot-tha Reserve (also known as Mt Coot-tha Forest) is a 15-minute drive west of the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD). It is a Brisbane icon and Brisbane's largest natural area.

Bradbury Park - Kedron

Brisbane’s first dedicated scooter track and magical kingdom playground have opened at Bradbury Park in Kedron.

Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with events

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

What's on

Check out featured and free events, festivals, art exhibitions, workshops, fitness and well-being classes, cultural events, local markets and more.

Active and healthy events

Some of our active and healthy events have recommenced with enhanced safety and social distancing measures in place. 

Seniors Week

Find Council's Seniors Week events, including virtual (online) and radio events, as well as events at our places and spaces.


Until 22 November 2020, experience Brisbane City Council's Outdoor Gallery RAZZLE DAZZLE exhibition curated by McCarthySwann Projects.

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.

Tablet by the pool

E-books and audiobooks

Borrow and read e-books, e-audiobooks and magazines or stream films and music in the comfort of your own home.

Books and so much more

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

Renewing your book

Did you know you can renew your Brisbane City Council library items in person, over the phone, through eLibCat or the BNELibraries app?


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If you’ve been waiting for the return of live music and arts, craving a street party or wanting to celebrate with your neighbours, it's time to get excited – Brisbane Festival is back!

Bonus long weekend anyone? You Bris-betcha. Enjoy sublime strawberry sundaes among a host of destination delights during Brisbane’s Ekka long weekend on 14-16 August 2020. Stay, play and vacay, the Brissy way.