Remember, when visiting our spaces and places to practice appropriate social distancing to help slow the spread of coronavirus. For more information, visit the Queensland Health website.

Explore our digital neighbourhood of virtual lifestyle experiences and activities to do at home while our regular Brisbane events, programs, and facilities are on hold or returning to normal.

Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with great places

Creating more lifestyle and leisure options in a city that’s clean and green means more opportunities to enjoy beautiful Brisbane. 

Practice appropriate social distancing at all times while exercising and gathering together in accordance with restrictions. 


The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium has reopened with enhanced safety and social distancing measures in place. There are two fantastic new Planetarium shows. 

Sandgate Aquatic Centre

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

Brisbetter Explore

With Brisbetter Explore, we’ve made it easy for you to plan your next day out or weekend away. We’ve also uncovered some of Brisbane’s best options in retail, dining and recreation. 

Hanlon Park rejuvenation

Hanlon Park is a large, open green space in the heart of Stones Corner that is being revitalised. A new nature-themed play area is due for completion by the end of 2020.

Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with events

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

What's on

Check out featured and free events, festivals, art exhibitions, workshops, fitness and well-being classes, cultural events, local markets and more.

Christmas in Brisbane

Brisbane comes alive this December with plenty of Christmas festivities ideal for the whole family.

Lord Mayor's Seniors Christmas Parties

The Lord Mayor's Seniors Christmas Parties are an annual tradition inviting Brisbane seniors to celebrate the festive season. On until 9 December. Limited tickets still available.

Roma Street Parkland events

Roma Street Parkland covers 16 hectares in the heart of Brisbane. It includes sprawling lawns, designer gardens, children’s playground and a year-round events program.

Our libraries

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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Renewing your library book

Did you know you can renew Brisbane City Council library items in person, over the phone, through the library catalogue (eLibCat) or the BNELibraries app?


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