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.

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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.

City Botanic Gardens

Explore Brisbane's original botanic gardens in the heart of Brisbane city.  

Community halls and facilities

Council-managed community halls and facilities available to hire for a variety of purposes including weddings and receptions, exhibitions, business functions, plays and musicals and more.

Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with events

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

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.

Brisbane City Hall

Brisbane 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.

Our libraries

What's on in our libraries

Brisbane Libraries run a range of classes, workshops, 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.

Books and so much more

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

Joining a library

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


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Read our latest blogs

With hundreds of thousands of library memberships across our libraries, we are a city of library-lovers. Have you ever thought about all that your library card gives you?  We’ve put together a list of eight things you might not know you can do in our libraries.  

Brisbane City Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and their unique relationship with their ancestral country. We pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of Brisbane, and recognise their strength and wisdom.