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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.

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. 

City  Botanic Gardens

The riverside City Botanic Gardens are Brisbane's original botanic gardens. Attractions at the gardens include the Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Riverstage, ornamental ponds and more.

Victoria Park / Barrambin

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

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha are recognised as Queensland's premier subtropical botanic gardens. They are a key attraction in Council's Mt Coot-tha precinct.

Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with events

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

City Hall events

This stunning, heritage venue, located in the heart of Brisbane City, is open to the public seven days a week. It plays host to a wide variety of free, ticketed and private events and functions. 

Active and healthy events

Council's Active and Healthy program provides free and affordable events and activities across Brisbane that promote movement, wellbeing and connection.

Riverstage events

Council's Riverstage venue hosts many local, national and international concerts and events each year, as well as community events.

Planetarium events

Council's Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium features entertaining and informative shows for adults and children. 

Our libraries

What's on at Council libraries

Find a huge range of actvities, events, workshops and more on offer at Council's libraries. 

Books and so much more

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

Everton Park Library

The Everton Park Library features a variety of facilities and services, as well as plenty of activities and events. This library is wheelchair accessible. 

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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[UPDATED: March 2024] Staying in doesn't need to be a bore. Council's libraries have a diverse range of free things to do online - whether you're looking to hit reset on your 'read more' resolution, listen to more genres of music, watch a movie, take up a new hobby or even learn a new skill.

[UPDATED: March 2023] We've put together a list of Brisbane's best new parks and recent park upgrades to inspire 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.