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.

COVID-19 restrictions

Following the Queensland Government's announcement to ease some restrictions in Greater Brisbane from 4pm Friday 20 August, masks will remain mandatory at indoor Brisbane City Council facilities, services and events, in line with Queensland Health advice. Find out more.

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 - a 12.5-metre-diameter projection dome. 


Council's CityHopper is a free inner city ferry service for the Brisbane River. You can hop on and hop off the CityHopper at six stops between North Quay and Sydney Street, New Farm.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha are recognised as Queensland's premier subtropical botanic gardens.

Vote now - People's Choice Award

From the incredible number of entries received this year for the Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards, 25 photos have been shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award.

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.

School holiday events

Looking for things for the kids to do in Brisbane over the school holidays? Check out what's on.

Active and healthy events

Get active at our free fitness classes, or take advantage of our low-cost activities to help improve your health. Try yoga, tai chi, group bike rides, Zumba, boxing, aqua aerobics and GOLD events for our seniors.

Sunsuper Riverfire

Sunsuper Riverfire returns on Saturday 25 September to ignite our skyline and wrap up three incredible weeks of the Brisbane Festival for another year.

Our libraries

What's on at 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.

Borrowing e-books from the library

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


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[UPDATED: September 2021] Council has lots on offer to keep kids busy these school holidays ­– from creative pursuits to BMX riding, skating and star gazing, there’s no excuse for a boring holiday!