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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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. 


Located in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, the Planetarium is home to the Cosmic Skydome. Visit the Planetarium to enjoy a show and tour the Display Zone. 

City centre free loops

The free City Loop, Spring Hill Loop and South Brisbane Loop bus services provide high frequency public transport access within the Brisbane Central Business District.

CityCat and ferry services

Council currently operates a fleet of 23 CityCats and five KittyCats. A network of 23 terminals stretches from The University of Queensland (UQ) St Lucia to Northshore Hamilton.

Victoria Park

Council is transforming Victoria Park / Barrambin into an iconic parkland with something for everyone. 

Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with events

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

Christmas in Brisbane

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

What's on in Brisbane

Brisbane is alive with events and things to do this month. Find your next Brisbane adventure.

Riverstage events

Council's Riverstage venue hosts many local, national and international concerts and events each year. In addition to large-scale music concerts, Riverstage also hosts family and community events.

Cast on stage for Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols 2021

Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols

The Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols is Brisbane's premier annual Christmas event and returns in 2022 to spread joy to the world with a dazzling evening of high kicks, high notes and hijinks.

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.

What's on in our libraries

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

Woman reading newspaper in Brisbane Square Library

Brisbane Square Library

Brisbane Square Library in Brisbane City features a variety of facilities and services, as well as plenty of activities and events. 

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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Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.