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.

Hanlon Park rejuvenation

Hanlon Park is a large, open green space in the heart of Stones Corner that is being revitalised. A new nature-themed play area is due for completion by the end of 2020.

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.

Christmas in Brisbane

Brisbane comes alive this December with plenty of Christmas festivities ideal for the whole family.

Active and healthy events

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

Lord Mayor's Seniors Christmas Parties

The Lord Mayor's Seniors Christmas Parties are an annual tradition inviting Brisbane seniors to celebrate the festive season. On until 9 December. Limited tickets still available.


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.

Joining a library

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

Books and so much more

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


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