Brisbane City Council offers a variety of free and affordable recreational activities. Council's Active and Healthy program offers opportunities for residents to participate in activities that encourage physical activity, healthy eating, wellbeing, connection with others and learning new skills. 

Move more by choosing from the wide range of activities on offer held seven days a week, all over Brisbane. Try yoga, tai chi, kayaking, tennis, boxing, aqua aerobics and GOLD events for our seniors.

Bring your friends, or make new ones, and get active and healthy together. All ages, fitness levels and abilities are welcome. 

Our active and healthy events are just one of the many ways we're creating more things to see and do in Brisbane.

If you are specifically looking for school holidays content, check out our school holiday events page (for all of Council's school holiday events).

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Seniors and GOLD events

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Fri 2 Jun 2023, 6:30am

Pilates strengthens and stretches simultaneously through abdominal based exercises.

Arthur Davis Park, Flinders Parade, Sandgate

Fri 2 Jun 2023, 7:30am

Enjoy Tai Chi stretching and breathing movements in the park to calm and energise the mind and body. Suitable for all abilities. This is a GOLD event suitable...

Burnie Brae Park, 106 Meemar Street, Chermside

Fri 2 Jun 2023, 8:00am

Circuit training, strength, cardio and Pilates. 30 minutes of high pace to boost up heart rate, and 30 minutes of Pilates including core focus, spinal...

Hawthorne Park, 140 Riding Road, Hawthorne

Fri 2 Jun 2023, 8:00am

Bookings essential. Pilates strengthens and stretches simultaneously through abdominal based exercises.

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Drive (entry via Stanworth Rd), Boondall

Fri 2 Jun 2023, 8:30am

Tai Chi & Qigong for balance, stability and healthy ageing: Good balance requires mental and physical fitness. This proven falls-prevention program is adapted...

Newstead Park, 199 Breakfast Creek Road, Newstead

Fri 2 Jun 2023, 8:30am

Perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity. Learn easy-to...

Greenways Esplanade Park, 30 Greenways Esplanade, Parkinson

Fri 2 Jun 2023, 9:00am

Come and enjoy the great outdoors with your little ones while you move and make music together. You will share a special time with other parents, while helping...

Wittonga Park, 98 Hilder Road, The Gap

Fri 2 Jun 2023, 9:00am

Enjoy Qigong and Tai Chi in the park, gentle exercise to improve circulation, breathing and joint mobility. This is a GOLD event suitable for seniors.

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, Chermside West

Fri 2 Jun 2023, 9:00am

Yoga stretches the body through long hold poses while relaxing the mind.

Perth Street Park, 74 Perth Street, Camp Hill

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While we spend more time at home, some of the providers who run our usual fitness and well-being activities have shared some workouts to keep you moving. Explore what’s on offer below.

Yoga and Tai chi


For seniors or kids



Healthy eating

Queensland Government Companion Card

Please note that active and healthy program events for seniors and kids that incur a fee, now honour the Queensland Government Companion Card.

This allows free participation for anyone accompanying a person with disability who requires attendant care support.

More information

We want to hear from you! Help us to continue to improve our Active and Healthy program by having your say. Complete the customer experience survey or email the Active and Healthy team to provide further comments, feedback and enquiries.

Are you interested in becoming an Active and Healthy provider? We are currently seeking qualified providers who can deliver sessions for skateboarding, cooking, nutrition, aqua aerobics on the north side, ballroom dance, line dancing or other contemporary dance styles. We are also seeking providers who can deliver fitness type activities such as boxing. To register your interest, email the Active and Healthy Team.

Council is looking for group fitness instructors. Become a part of a vibrant team of health professionals that operate Council's two Corporate Wellness Centres in Brisbane's CBD. To register your interest email the Wellness team.

Last updated: 26 April 2023

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