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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Ways we're making Brisbane even Brisbetter

Festivals and events

Free off-peak travel for seniors

Get a green bin for less than $1 a week

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. 

Brisbane Festival - your must-do guide

It's the year to be bold! Immerse yourself in the vivid, interactive and fun festivities of this year's Brisbane Festival on until 23 September 2023.

City Botanic Gardens

The riverside City Botanic Gardens are Brisbane's original botanic gardens. Attractions include the Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Riverstage, ornamental ponds and more. 

Minnippi Golf Course

Minnippi Golf Course is Council’s newest 18 hole pay-and-play public golf course in more than 70 years.

Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with events

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

Active and healthy events

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

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.

City Botanic Gardens events 

If you live in, work in or visit Brisbane City, check out the events program in the beautiful City Botanic Gardens.

Planetarium events

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

Our libraries

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.

Tablet by the pool

Borrowing e-books

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

Renewing your library book

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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[UPDATED: August 2023] Over the next three years, we’re making Brisbane City Council’s playgrounds sun-safe, with work underway to install shade sails at playgrounds across Brisbane.

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.