One of our Brisbane Vision 2031 themes is an ‘active, healthy city’. To support our aspirations under this theme, Brisbane City Council provides hundreds of diverse, free or low-cost and accessible recreational opportunities through its active and healthy programs for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

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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Heart Week Walk

Wear a splash of red and join in on the Brisbane Heart Week 5km walk from the City Botanic Gardens through South Bank and back.

Feel good program

Join in on free fitness classes including yoga, BalletFit, Aqua Zumba and more at South Bank as part of the 'Feel Good Program'. 


The Growing Older and Living Dangerously (GOLD) program provides free or low-cost activities for Brisbane residents 50 years and over.

Boxing classes

Improve your cardiovascular fitness levels, build strength, tone muscles and get your heart-rate pumping with boxing.

Aqua classes

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.

Active Parks

Council's Active Parks program offers free or low-cost activities for all ages at more than 50 local parks across Brisbane.

Fitness for mums

Mums, find a class that includes cardio, strength and core stability workouts. Bubs welcome.

Act-ivate kids club

Keep the kids active and healthy with fun, free fitness sessions designed to help develop balance, flexibility, team work, self-esteem and more.

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Active Parks

Council's Active Parks program offers free or low-cost activities for all ages at more than 50 local parks across Brisbane.


Chillout is one of Brisbane's most popular programs offering free or low-cost events for young people up to 17 years old.

Cycling Brisbane

Cycling Brisbane is a membership-based program designed to encourage people or 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 residents 50 years and over.

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 children's and seniors' 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.

Brisbane Vision

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


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 & other Council recreation facilities.

Active and Healthy e-newsletter

Sign up for our Active and Healthy e-newsletter and stay up-to-date with Council’s free or low-cost activities and become a healthier you.


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