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.
The Growing Older and Living Dangerously (GOLD) program provides free or low-cost activities for Brisbane's senior residents.
Plan your next exercise session in a local park. See which Council parks have exercise facilities available for you to use.
Join a local Heart Foundation Walking group to get fit, have fun and make friends. If you don't want to walk with a group, try one of our trails.
Come along to one of our mountain biking sesisons this weekend and learn off-road bike safety and technical skills. Bookings required.
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.
Chillout these school holidays with fun, health and fitness themed activities. Ideal for 10-17 years olds.
Strengthen your body and mind by moving in a relaxing way at a tai chi class in a Council park near you.
We want to hear from you! Help us to continue to improve our Active and Healthy programs by having your say.
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.
Cycling Brisbane is a membership-based program designed to encourage people or all ages and abilities to cycle more often.
Get fit and nurture your mind and body with our range of fitness and strength activities offered in Council parks.
Growing Older & Living Dangerously (GOLD) provides free or low-cost activities for Brisbane's senior residents.
GOLD 'n' Kids is a Council program of activities for children aged four years and over and grandparents to enjoy together.
Heart Foundation Walking (previously known as Gonewalking) is a free program of walks led by trained volunteers.
Are you interested in becoming an Active and Healthy provider? To register your interest, email the Active and Healthy Team.
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.
Council's AST program promotes walking, cycling, scootering, carpooling and/or catching public transport to school.
Find out about bikeway and shared pathway projects across Brisbane, including temporary bikeway closures and detours.
Black Diamonds provides a range of free or low-cost activities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Brisbane.
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.
Information on cycling, pools, golf courses, tennis courts, skate parks, exercise equipment & other Council recreation facilities.
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.