Things to see and do in Brisbane
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Celebrate buying nothing new this October with Revive Festival 2021. This year's event features workshops, activations, and events throughout Buy Nothing New Month.
What's on at the libraries
Brisbane Libraries run a range of classes, workshops, activities and events.
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.