Australia Day 2019 in Brisbane | Brisbane City Council

Discover things to do in Brisbane this Australia Day long weekend from Saturday 26 - Monday 28 January 2019. Have a picnic or barbecue in a local park, explore Brisbane's bushlands and reserves, cool off at a Council pool or watch the Australia Day fireworks display at South Bank Parklands. 

Australia Day public holiday

This year, Australia Day is on Saturday 26 January. The Australia Day public holiday is on Monday 28 January 2018.

Find information on opening hours for Council car parks, road closures, on-street parking and Australia Day public transport.

Things to do in Brisbane on Australia Day 

Find suggestions for Brisbane City Council parks, venues, facilities and events below. We have plenty of ideas for things to do - indoors and outdoors.

Find out what's happening in Brisbane this week. There's also great ideas on our Facebook Community Events calendar.


Head to South Bank Parklands this Australia Day for live music on River Quay, great food and of course, fireworks.

Walk one of Council's public art or heritage trails. Try our popular Expo 88 Public Art Trail or the Sandgate Heritage Trail.

Take your boat, canoe, or kayak out on the Brisbane River or creeks. Find out where to access public boat ramps, canoe ramps and pontoons.

Visit the stunning Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. Discover the beauty of the Japanese Gardens or the Arid Zone.


Take the kids fishing this holiday break. Find the location of fishing platforms in Council parks and reserves across the city.

Council has thousands of parks scattered across the city. Hang out in one this Australia Day.

Want to see some amazing views of Brisbane? Visit the Mt Coot-tha Lookout this weekend for some stellar views. 

Spend Australia Day on the tennis court with friends and family. Find a tennis court to hire near you.

Council has two public golf courses - St Lucia Golf Links and Victoria Park Golf Complex. Enjoy a round of golf this public holiday.

Make a splash into one of Council's pools on Australia Day. There are 22 pools located across Brisbane - be sure to check opening hours.

Enjoy Brisbane's beautiful summer weather this Australia Day with your dog at a local dog off-leash park.


With over 1300km of shared pathways, Brisbane is a great city to explore by bike. Try one of the rides on our Cycling Brisbane website.

08 January 2019