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.

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.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

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

Community halls 

There are many Brisbane City 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.

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Christmas in Brisbane

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

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Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols

The Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols is Brisbane's premier annual Christmas event and celebrates the magic and joy of Christmas with the Brisbane community.  

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Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Friday 26 November, 6.30pm
Witness the magical moment when Brisbane’s towering 22m-tall Christmas tree’s twinkling lights are turned on. 

Our libraries

What's on at our 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.

Joining a library

Library membership is free to 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.

 

Subscribe to get the latest lifestyle news

 

Download the November edition of the Brisbane City Council e-newsletter (sent prior to Ekka Show Day public holiday long weekend).

Read our latest blogs

[UPDATED: August 2021] Thanks to the knowledge of our expert astronomers at Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, we’ve put together all you need to know to begin your celestial adventures. So, strap yourself in, because it’s time to blast off! 

[UPDATED: July 2021] The pressure to celebrate date night in just the right way can leave the best of us stumped. Celebrating love doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg with these cringe-free ideas for things to see and do in Brisbane.