Active and healthy in Brisbane | Brisbane City Council

One of our Brisbane Vision 2031 themes is an ‘active, healthy city’. Brisbane City Council provides hundreds of diverse, free or low-cost and accessible recreational opportunities through our active and healthy programs.

Use this page to find ways to be active and healthy in Brisbane.

Council recognises the Queensland Government Companion Card for any Active Parks, Chillout, GOLD and Gold ‘n’ Kids events/sessions that incur a fee. This allows free participation for anyone accompanying a person with a disability who requires attendant care support.

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Start the new year fresh by moving your body with free and low-cost active and healthy activities across Brisbane.


The Growing Older and Living Dangerously (GOLD) program provides free or low-cost activities for Brisbane's senior residents.


Cool off and get active by taking part in one of Council's many aqua classes. There's classes for a range of ages and fitness levels.


Chillout these school holidays with fun, health and fitness themed activities. Ideal for 10-17 years olds.


Plan your next exercise session in a local park. See which Council parks have exercise facilities available for you to use.


Looking for a fun way to stay active with friends? Find a local tennis court near you and play a round of singles or doubles.


Love cycling? or keen to try it out? Visit Cycling Brisbane for everything you need to know about cycling in Brisbane.


We want to hear from you! Help us to continue to improve our Active and Healthy programs by having your say.

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Active Parks

Council's Active Parks program offers free or low-cost activities for all ages at more than 100 local parks across Brisbane.


Chillout is one of Brisbane's most popular programs offering free or low-cost events for young people.

Cycling Brisbane

Cycling Brisbane is a membership-based program designed to encourage people of all ages and abilities to cycle more often.

Fitness and strength activities

Get fit and nurture your mind and body with our range of fitness and strength activities offered in Council parks.

Growing Older & Living Dangerously

Growing Older & Living Dangerously (GOLD) provides free or low-cost activities for Brisbane's senior residents.

GOLD 'n' Kids 

GOLD 'n' Kids is a Council program of activities for children aged four years and over and grandparents to enjoy together. 

Heart Foundation Walking

Heart Foundation Walking (previously known as Gonewalking) is a free program of walks led by trained volunteers.

Become an Active & Healthy provider

Are you interested in becoming an Active and Healthy provider? To register your interest, email the Active and Healthy Team.

Feedback and more information

We value your feedback on our programs and welcome comments, feedback and enquiries by email to Active and Healthy Team.


Council's community immunisation clinics provide free vaccinations to eligible residents.

Active School Travel (AST)

Council's AST program promotes walking, cycling, scootering, carpooling and/or catching public transport to school.

Bikeway and pathway projects

Find out about bikeway and shared pathway projects across Brisbane, including temporary bikeway closures and detours.

Black Diamonds

Black Diamonds provides a range of free or low-cost activities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Brisbane, with a focus on young people.

Brisbane Vision

Read about Council's aspirations to be a city of diverse and accessible recreational opportunities by 2031 in the Brisbane Vision 2031.


CityCycle, Brisbane's public bike share scheme, aims to encourage more people to cycle around the inner city.

Sport and leisure facilities

Information on cycling, pools, golf courses, tennis courts, skate parks, exercise equipment and other Council recreation facilities.

Active and Healthy e-newsletter

If you're looking for activities in Brisbane including active and healthy events, you may wish to sign up for our Things to do in Brisbane e-newsletter.

Group fitness instructors wanted

Become a part of a vibrant team of health professionals that operate Council's two Corporate Wellness Centres in Brisbane's CBD. To register your interest email the Wellness team.