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. 


Did you know that Council maintains more than 2160 parks across Brisbane, with more created all the time? 

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.

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.

School holidays

Looking for things for the kids and teens to do in Brisbane over the school holidays? Check out what's on.

Active and healthy events

Our active and healthy events have recommenced with enhanced safety and social distancing measures in place. 

Roma Street Parkland events 

Roma Street Parkland in Brisbane City has a fantastic array of events for weekends and the school holidays including Kids Collective and Blooms and Tunes.

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

Renew your library items

You can renew Council library items in person, over the phone, through the library catalogue (eLibCat) or the BNELibraries app.


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