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.

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

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.


Council pools

There are 22 Council swimming pools across Brisbane offering opportunities for fun, fitness and recreation.

Sandgate Aquatic Centre

Located on the Sandgate Foreshore, Sandgate Aquatic Centre includes a 50-metre outdoor pool, 25m indoor heated pool, and a leisure pool.

Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with events

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

Riverstage events

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

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.

Planetarium events

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

Our 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.

What's on at Council libraries

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

Joining a library

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

Tablet by the pool

Borrowing e-books from the library

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


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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.