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. 


Located in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, the Planetarium is home to the Cosmic Skydome - a 12.5-metre-diameter projection dome.

Treasure Troves and second-hand shopping

Council operates two second-hand shops, which sell items donated by Brisbane residents via our resource recovery centres.


Council's CityHopper is a free inner city ferry service for the Brisbane River. You can hop on and hop off the CityHopper at six stops between North Quay and Sydney Street, New Farm. 

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

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

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.

Botanica 2020 Kellie O'Dempsey

Botanica - Contemporary Art Outside

Discover a stunning open-air art exhibition in the heart of Brisbane City at Botanica - Contemporary Art Outside.

Vote for the People's Choice Award

Voting for the People's Choice Award for The QUBE Effect 2021 is now open. Voting closes at 4pm on Friday 4 June 2021.

Anzac Day 

Remember all Australians who served and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations at an Anzac Day service in Brisbane.

Our libraries

What's on at the library

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

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.

Renewing your library book

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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