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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Strengthen your body and mind by moving in a relaxing way at a tai chi qigong class in a Council park near you.


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.


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.


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 sessions this weekend and learn off-road bike safety and technical skills. Bookings required.


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


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.

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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.

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

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