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.

When you're out and about, look after yourself and others by continuing to maintain good hygiene and practising social distancing. Stay up to date with our Coronavirus: Council updates and impacts page. 

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. 


The ever-popular Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium features entertaining and informative shows for adults and children. 

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Explore Queensland's premier subtropical botanic gardens - a key attraction in the Mt Coot-tha precinct. 

Artforce Brisbane

Artforce Brisbane is a community art project that enables local artists to paint their original works on traffic signal boxes around Brisbane suburb.

Sandgate Aquatic Centre

Located on the Sandgate Foreshore, Council's Sandgate Aquatic Centre includes a 50-metre outdoor pool,  25-metre indoor heated pool, and a leisure pool.

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

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

Active and healthy events for seniors

Make 2021 your year to be fitter and healthier with our jam-packed schedule of fun, free or low-cost classes for seniors in Brisbane.

BrisAsia Festival

Celebrate Asian culture with our BrisAsia Festival from 1-28 February 2021.

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.

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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Renewing your library book

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


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