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.

Stuck at home in quarantine?

If you're in home or hotel quarantine, explore our digital neighbourhood of lifestyle experiences and activities. Discover ways to stay entertained, ideas to keep fit, free online resources and more. We're updating it with new content regularly.

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. 

Mt Coot-tha Reserve

Mt Coot-tha is a Brisbane icon forming a backdrop for the city and is Council's largest natural area. It contains more than 1600 hectares of open eucalypt forest, rainforest gullies and creek lines. 

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.

A better ferry network

Did you know that there have been a number of CityCat services improvements, including 59 additional all stops CityCat trips each week?

Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with events

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

What's on in Brisbane

Council helps deliver thousands of markets, festivals and events each year. Check out featured and free events, festivals, art exhibitions, workshops, fitness and well-being classes, cultural events, local markets and more.

A girl in Acacia Ridge

School holiday events

Looking for things for the kids to do in Brisbane over the school holidays? Check out our full list of events to keep kids and teens busy.

Active and healthy events

Get active at our free fitness classes, or take advantage of our low-cost activities to help improve your health. 

Riverstage events

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

Our libraries

Tablet by the pool

Borrowing e-books from the library

Council library members can access digital content via the online library catalogue, eLibCat. 

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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Read our latest blogs

[UPDATED: November 2021] Whether you've dusted off your bike to get around, or you're pedalling more for fitness, it's great to see so many Brisbanites making the most of our bike paths and local rides.