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.

Download the new Brisbane app

On the go? Download the Brisbane app today to discover and share the best things to see and do around Brisbane.

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. Visit the Planetarium to enjoy a show and tour the Display Zone. 

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

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

CityCat and ferry services

Council currently operates a fleet of 23 CityCats and five KittyCats. A network of 23 terminals stretches from The University of Queensland (UQ) St Lucia to Northshore Hamilton.

Victoria Park / Barrambin

Council is transforming Victoria Park / Barrambin into an iconic parkland with something for everyone.

Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with events

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

School holiday events

Looking for things for kids and teens to do in Brisbane over the school holidays? Check out our What's On calendar for ideas galore. Most events are free or low-cost.


What's on in Brisbane

Brisbane is alive with events and things to do this month. Find your next Brisbane adventure.

Active and healthy events

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


Riverstage events

Council's Riverstage venue hosts many local, national and international concerts and events each year. In addition to large-scale music concerts, Riverstage also hosts family and community events.

Our libraries

Brisbane Square Library

Brisbane Square Library in Brisbane City features a variety of facilities and services, as well as plenty of 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.

Joining a library

Library membership is free to 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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Read our latest blogs

[UPDATED: September 2022] We've put together a list of Brisbane's best new parks and recent park upgrades to inspire planning for your next park day out and to highlight how we're continuing to grow your Brisbane lifestyle.

Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.