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.

Download the new Brisbane app

On the go? Download the Brisbane app today to discover and share the best things to see and do around Brisbane.

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. 

Planetarium

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

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

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

CityHopper

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.

Community halls and facilities

There are many Council managed community halls and facilities available to hire for a variety of purposes including weddings and receptions, exhibitions, business functions and more.

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.

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 at Brisbane City Hall.

Active and healthy events

Council offers a variety of fitness and well-being activities for individuals of all ages, fitness levels and abilities. 

Revive Festival 

Celebrate buying nothing new this October with Revive Festival 2021. This year's event features workshops, activations, and events throughout Buy Nothing New Month.

Our libraries

What's on at the libraries

Brisbane Libraries run a range of classes, workshops, activities and events.

Borrowing e-books 

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

Books and so much more

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

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.

 

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Read our latest blogs

[UPDATED: August 2021] Ready for a change of scenery? Lace-up your trainers and mix it up with Brisbane’s best running routes. Our lifestyle city is perfect for an outdoor run along the river or through sprawling greenspace.  

[UPDATED: August 2021] Being stuck at home doesn’t need to be a bore. Council's libraries have a diverse range of online offerings - whether you're looking to hit reset on your 'read more' resolution, take up a new hobby, or even learn a new skill.